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Black Hills Caverns

2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-4744
+1 605-343-0542
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Amazing time.

We took the cave tour with 2 moms and 8 kids! We had the most wonderful tour guide, Hannah K. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HonestNAB
via mobile
This place is awesome!

We took the longer tour (apx 1 hr) into the caverns and it was well worth it, the caverns are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauri M
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Tour the biggest crystal cave in the Black Hills area and see a variety of rock formations.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“cave tour” (12 reviews)
“long tour” (9 reviews)
“longer tour” (8 reviews)
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2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-4744
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the cave tour with 2 moms and 8 kids! We had the most wonderful tour guide, Hannah K. The tour was great and all of our questions were answered. We also did the panning for gold and gems. The kids could have done...More

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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us! We are so glad you had fun! We love panning for rocks & gemstones too, it is super fun!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the longer tour (apx 1 hr) into the caverns and it was well worth it, the caverns are beautiful! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. There are a lot of steep inclines and stairs but we had no trouble, nor did our...More

Thank Lauri M
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure how well we would like this cavern. We've been to many over the years and seeing the reviews on this one, I thought we'd be disappointed. I was completely wrong. This was one of the highlights of our whole trip to SD....More

Thank Holly T
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our time at Black Hills Caverns! During the brief wait before our tour we enjoyed watching the friendly staff train and assist children to pan for minerals. There is a variety of tours based on the length of time you...More

Thank Damon D
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you had a great time visiting us!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been in other caves before, this one was not the best. If it was my first time in a cave, I'd probably not know the difference. Our tour group was way too big and our tour guide talked super fast. Both did not help...More

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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by and also for your feedback on your tour and experience. We are always working to improve how we handle the cave tours and of course, we can't change the cave itself, but our goal is to show its one of...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour guide. Everyone was very friendly and customer service orientated. There is not a lot of variation with rock formations but it is a very large cave. If you take the longer your you get to see all three levels. The...More

2  Thank traveluv2
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Wonderful tour at Black Hills Caverns! Beautiful cave, knowledgeable tour guide, and my grandkids loved panning for gems with the friendly and fun staff. Definitely will be back!

2  Thank H0ckey19
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

So glad you had an awesome time with us! We look forward to your next visit :)

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

On a rainy spring day, not a tourist in sight, I was refused admission simply because I had a small puppy in a shoulder bag. I also learned this is a dead cave. Go to Wonderland Cave, it's alive and they are super friendly. Black...More

4  Thank David R
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you were not able to experience the cave, and that you were not allowed into the Cave with your dog. We strive to provide a great experience and we missed the mark and I am sorry. Again,...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

They advertise all types of cave formations to see there, even the ones we never heard of before, so we were excited going there. It's all hype, but the reality is totally different. The lighting is very poor inside, not designed to highlight even the...More

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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you for your comments and observations. We strive to show the beauty of this natural cave and obviously need to step it up with our guides to show all the formations, every tour. The good news; we are updating the lighting this off season,...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Our children really enjoyed this place. I thought our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. However, if you are claustrophobic I DO NOT recommend going here! We took the long tour which has some pretty tight spots and takes you very deep inside the cave....More

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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you for visiting us and we are glad you took the tour, despite your claustrophobia.

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melanie k
October 19, 2017|
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I am sorry we do not allow dogs in the caverns. Thank you, Kathy for the Cave
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