Black Hills Caverns

Black Hills Caverns, Rapid City: Hours, Address, Black Hills Caverns Reviews: 4/5

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Black Hills Caverns

Black Hills Caverns
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Historic Sites • Caverns & Caves
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About
Black Hills Caverns has been amazing its visitors in the Black Hills of South Dakota since 1939. Visitors have enjoyed the natural beauty of the Caverns and by the variety of different formations. The Caverns continue to be explored and new passages are found within the cave’s underground wilderness. Black Hills Caverns offers our Adventure Tour and our Crystal Tours daily from May thru September. We also offer the best Gemstone Panning experience in the Hills! Our Adventure Tour – This fun & educational underground guided tour of Black Hills Caverns showcases the amazing natural formations. Your Guide will take you on a beautiful journey of all three levels of the caverns, sharing local history, fun stories, some folklore, and caverns geology. Our Crystal Tour is the main level of Black Hills Caverns and is an easy walking tour with few stairs and is a moderate passed tour, for our visitors who want to experience the caves natural beauty on this 30 minute, shorter tour.
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1-2 hours
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Mark J
Cove, TX244 contributions
Worth the stop.
Sep 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable of the caves and cave systems of the area. We only did the short version, we've been to several caves across the country. These caves rate at about 75% of the top caves we've been in. If you are in the area, it is well worth the stop.
Written October 17, 2020
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Thank you for stopping by and visiting us! We are glad you had a great time!
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_delainerkc
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Nice tour
Aug 2020 • Couples
We hadn’t planned on coming here but ate so glad we stopped. Ean was a great tour guide. We did the Adventure tour and it took about an hour.
Written August 30, 2020
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We are so glad you stopped too! Thank you for visiting and for your review!
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NorthStar208621
Naples, FL2 contributions
Caves were way better than my expectation. Adults and kids enjoyed it.
Aug 2020 • Family
Caves were way better than my expectation. Adults and kids enjoyed it. I read some reviews that made me skeptical as we have been to some of the bigger caberns In Virginia so my expectations were low but I felt that the Black Hills were great. We also enjoyed the gemstone mining afterwards.
Written August 19, 2020
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Thank you for your review and thank you for visiting us at Black Hills Caverns, we are glad we exceeded your expectations! That's our goal, a super fun family stop and the gem panning and gen mine are super fun for the kids of all ages too! We hope you had a great time on your trip to the Black Hills :)
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Wayne W
1 contribution
Very poor experience
Aug 2020 • Friends
Our tour guide Ethan was not knowledgeable about the cave and rushed us through although we were the only ones there. He told us there was another level but he didn't feel like doing it. His words exactly. Will not recommend this business to anyone.
Written August 14, 2020
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Oh my, we are so sorry for your experience! This is not at all how we operate and we have taken corrective measures with our staff. Thank you for your review and your comments.
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lovetime2vacation
North Edgecomb, ME99 contributions
Very cool
Jul 2020
This definitely beat out Wonderland Caves for us. This was an hour tour...I think we did the adventure tour here. Cave was quite large and our guide Rhys was superb!!!
Written August 8, 2020
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Awesome, thank you for stopping and for your comments!
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Margaret L
Hampshire, IL48 contributions
A Nice Cave
Aug 2020 • Family
This was the first cave my son has been in, but not us. It was a different type of cave from what we have seen in other states. Crystal formations make it sparkle a lot. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny.
Written August 3, 2020
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Glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for your review!
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Jennie B
Park River, ND3 contributions
Fun time!
Jul 2020 • Family
Very easy cave to tour. It was the kids first experience. No bats so they were happy! 😄
James was our tour guide and he connected great with everyone in the group!
Written July 21, 2020
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Awesome! WE are so glad you had a great time! Thank you for stopping by and for your review!
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Jennie H
1 contribution
Great Tour!!
Jul 2020
The tour was awesome! Highly recommend Nathaniel as a tour guide. He made the tour fun!! Had a great time and learned some interesting things.
Written July 13, 2020
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Thank you for stopping by we are glad you had a great time!
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Tara R
4 contributions
Great cave tour!
Jul 2020 • Family
Black Hills Caverns exceeded my expectations. I have never been caving before so wasn’t sure what to expect but the caves were gorgeous! Nathaniel was very knowledgeable and kept the tour fun and interesting. The caves never felt too “tight” although I did have to duck often (I’m 5’9). I highly recommend this cave tour to families!
Written July 10, 2020
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Glad you stopped by and we are always excited to exceed expectations! Thank you for your review.
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Aaron W
Minneapolis, MN2 contributions
Great staff! Good for families!
Jun 2020 • Family
Excellent tours with very aware staff - they seemed to cater the tour to our family. My first thought after seeing our 17 year old tour guide - I honestly wasn't very excited, but Nathaniel proved us all wrong! He was great with our family of 11 and some of our kids aren't good with personal boundaries. He was patient and very funny! Great cave
Written July 8, 2020
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Thanks for stopping by and yes, many guides are teenagers, but they love the cave and do an awesome job of showing its underground beauty! Hope you Black Hills vacation was awesome!
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