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Address: 10940 W Highway 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-8651
Phone Number: 605-343-0081
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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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Worth visiting once, if your expectations aren't high

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
Sasha K
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South Dakota
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Central Illinois
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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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.

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mn
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77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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texas
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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

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Thank teacherTexas
Bloomington, Indiana
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 owners dug the tunnel. The tour is just the right length and is an easy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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.

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3 Thank Angela R
Houston
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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South Dakota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 see this in less than half an hour.

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1 Thank Sasha K
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Pricey to walk 600 feet back into a mountain to see water literally fall from a hole above. If allergic to mold, be careful the tunnel is full and very damp. The water falls out front were more impressve

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3 Thank Anita P
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were going to go to the falls on our honeymoon when we got to the falls we found them to be closed even though we read that they were open daylight hours May to October. Apparently September 24 means they close. Disappointed

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