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1880 Train/ Black Hills Central Railroad

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Address: 103 Winter St., Keystone, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-574-2222
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Description: An 1880 Train ride is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile round trip between Hill...
An 1880 Train ride is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile round trip between Hill City snd Keystone South Dakota in the beautiful Black Hills. Passengers view vistas of Harney Peak, mining encampments and participate in good old-fashioned fun. Trains follow the original route of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad laid down in the late 1880s to service the mines and mills between Hill City and Keystone. The Black Hills Central Railroad is the oldest continuously operating tour railroad in the nation and operates three steam and two diesel engines throughout the season. One of our steam engines is close to 100 years old!
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Nice family activity

The 1880 train ride was a nice scenic ride. We saw a lot of deer. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I want expecting to see so many homes and I was going for a little more to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Prairie Village, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the ride on this train. For some reason the ride from Hill City to Keystone had better views and we saw more wildlife. If you only go one way that would be my recommendation. Ride is an open car for the best views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The 1880 train ride was a nice scenic ride. We saw a lot of deer. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I want expecting to see so many homes and I was going for a little more to do in hill city.

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Waterville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was a very relaxing ride with good info. from the guide. They offered popcorn, candy and drinks which pleased our kids. They also took photos for purchase. They were a little cheesy but I like having a family shot to remember a trip.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The first train ride to Keystone is a diesel, so go the second train out for an authentic steam train. The mallet locomotive is huge and is the only one of it's kind operating in the world. This is a must for any train buff. Very relaxing. Make sure you have reservations as this train fills up fast!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good tip! Online reservations are definitely recommended. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Step back in time and roll through a brief history of Hill City and Keystone mining. We road the 1880 Train on a sunny July afternoon. The one hour each way goes quickly as the human narator and "Jim-in-the-box" point out natural and historic sites along the way. Hopefully you are fortunate enough to have Fred as your narrator. The... More 

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Rifle, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took the 1880 to and from Hill City to Keystone. We took the 10:00 ride out which is the first steam engine out. They gave a nice narration along the way with great views of the scenery as well as some wildlife. We sat in the open car on the way up and the padded seat car on the... More 

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Duncan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband & I rode the 1880s train from Keystone to Hill City, SC & back on our recent vacation to the Black Hills. It was a WONDERFUL experience. We learned a lot about the history of the area, and the ride was so relaxing. We saw wildlife & many scenic things. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great relaxing ride through the black hills to be enjoyed by all ages. We did it midday and was perfect timing to just kick back relax and enjoy the scenery!

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Chatsworth, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took the mid morning ride from Hill City to Keystone. It was a very enjoyable ride. We had two teenagers with us who weren't thrilled about a train ride but once we went, they enjoyed it too. We saw several deer on our trip.

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Hopkinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

They train runs several time during the day with the first starting from Hill City to Keystone at 7:30am. The 7:30 train is a Diesel train and the rest are steam engine train rides. The views are beautiful and the history of the train was interesting too. If you ride an earlier train you can opt to stay in town... More 

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Address: 103 Winter St., Keystone, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-574-2222
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone

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