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Address: 10940 W. Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605-343-0081
Description: Part of an old mine, the falls encompass eight cubic feet of water spewing...
Part of an old mine, the falls encompass eight cubic feet of water spewing vertically for more than 30 feet.
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Ok, but not blown away.

We arrived at Thunderhead Falls at 1:45 pm and there was a note in the window that the person was gone for lunch till 2:30. We hung out and looked at the other part of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
TravelBug984032
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Wainwright, Canada
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
97 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was created by miners who were digging a hole and hit this water. It comes out so fast that no one has ever been able to get inside of it to find the source. Nature at its best. Spills into a creek full of trout that you can feed. Great family fun.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place is beautiful, not to mention it doesn't have some of the fancy electronics that ruin nature like some other places. I definitely don't recommend coming here if you are looking for something like that. This place is what the Black Hills are all about, nature and beauty. Plus the girl that helped us was super funny and awesome.... More 

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Wainwright, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arrived at Thunderhead Falls at 1:45 pm and there was a note in the window that the person was gone for lunch till 2:30. We hung out and looked at the other part of the waterfall outside the tunnel till almost 3:00 pm. In the meantime, a family of 8 came along wanting to see this attraction but after... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have reviewed some not so nice things about this place but seeing as my husband and I are in the older range of age we love mines caverns etc etc. we came with two of our friends and the owner himself was on site along with his daughter. Super friendly and very helpful. They made the trip a blast!!!!!... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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177 reviews 177 reviews
57 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I really felt this was pretty mundane and way too much money for what you get, especially when you think of all the alternatives you have in the area. It is a pretty drive off the main road to the parking area and there is a bridge across a pretty stream outside the mine shaft. You're really just paying $7.50... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped there over Labor Day weekend. Having read some of the reviews before we went I wasn't expecting a lot . So the beautiful falls on the outside was a real treat. The interior of the mine was well lit which made for great picture taking . the falls inside the mine were running hard enough that we could... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Really glad we ignored the bad reviews and ratings on this one. The outside of the cave features a really nice waterfall and it was only $7.50/adult to see the inner falls, which really isn't that bad unless you have a big family. The cave/mine is about 650 feet long or so and the path is right next to the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was very excited to stop here as it combines two of my favorites - waterfalls and caves. Walking across the bridge to cross the stream and the view of the canyon was beautiful. Once you get to the building to pay the entrance fee, there isn't a lot to look at. The young man at the ticket counter took... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to this as one of my mom’s coworkers stated it was a really cool thing to see. When we walked up, it looked like most of the place hasn’t been updated in years and that they were working on some of it to make it more up to date. It cost $7.50 for an adult to get in... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was in the Black Hills with my friend the other day and this place look interesting. We went to check it out and it was quite refreshing. The girl at the front was very friendly too!

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