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Thunderhead Falls

10940 W. Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-8651
+1 605-343-0081
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A wonder, Must See

Not very professional. There is an old shack where you first buy your tickets and then you are... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
Sydney, Australia

You can pan for gold(only found one flake) or you can tour the mine. The inside is for purchasing... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
Wayne O
Little Falls, Minnesota
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Part of an old mine, the falls encompass eight cubic feet of water spewing vertically for more than 30 feet.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible30%
May 31, 2017
“A wonder, Must See”
Oct 17, 2016
10940 W. Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-8651
+1 605-343-0081
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Not very professional. There is an old shack where you first buy your tickets and then you are shown a path to walk along. Be careful because the path is wet and muddy. As you get closer you gradually hear the thunder of the falls...More

1  Thank norma_gordon
Reviewed October 17, 2016

You can pan for gold(only found one flake) or you can tour the mine. The inside is for purchasing gifts.

Thank Wayne O
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Signs everywhere advertising this mine with underground waterfall. Drove 30 plus miles to find closed. Saw a local out walking dogs. He stated it's been closed over a year now.

2  Thank TJ4traveling
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Very interesting, I guess it could be called a man made cave. Worth the stop but you see it all in literally 10 minutes, so can be a quick stop if you are crunched for time.

Thank borgmaul
Reviewed July 21, 2016

July 5th.......closed...........small sign on one side saying it was closed....we were arriving from the other direction..........beautiful drive to the area but it was out of our way so if we had known it was closed, we could have used our time better

Thank teacherTexas
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Although it was very hot outside the temperature in the mine was in the 50s, which made for a nice break from the heat. It was interesting to hear the history of the mine and to also see demonstrations on how the 2 original mine...More

Thank GForce3012
Reviewed July 4, 2016

All kids will enjoy this. About 45 min to an hour. Guides are very good and explain everything there is to know about gold mining. Give everyone a pan and explain how gold mining was done. Interesting and informative

Thank willowstarr18
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Tried to visit ..but it's closed. Not sure why. Only the sign off the main road says closed on a tiny sign hanging at the bottom.

3  Thank Angela R
Reviewed April 21, 2016

was the only mine was open when we went up. we went during off season. small tour,small mine, can pan for gold

1  Thank Kennith A
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This spot is worth visiting once, if your expectations aren't high. It was cheap and all it is is a short walk into a cave with a waterfall inside. If that's all you expect, it's a cool spot. But don't expect anything grand. You can...More

1  Thank Sasha K
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May 3, 2017|
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Response from Kim G |
Yes, they are closed.
Anita P
October 12, 2015|
Response from Anita P | Reviewed this property |
That division of parks had decided they would be better off having the wood sell from the booth and the mini golf was trouble so they removed me. Total injustice, especially when it was an asset and I was the only one... More