Add something special to your Mount Rushmore vacation: See the Black Hills of South Dakota by vintage steam train. Experience this two-hour, relaxing 20-mile roundtrip ride between Hill City and Keystone. This historical steam train experience is narrated and fun for railroad enthusiasts of all ages! It's an activity like no other in the Black Hills.

Opening day, 2017, is Sunday, May 14. Book early – our trains sell out!

Review the
  2017 Train Schedule
then reserve your tickets below.

Purchase Tickets

Advance ticket purchase is recommended at least one week prior to your ride as tickets sell out. You are able to change the date or time of your departure after your tickets are purchased, but all purchases are non-refundable.

Seating is first come, first serve. If you have a party of 4 or more, we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes in advance to ensure you will be seated together. All passenger cars are covered with some having windows that open and close and others having open sides. Seating is bench style, with two people per seat. The enclosed carshave padded seats and the open cars have wooden bench seats.

 Buy your tickets now!

Shuttle Schedule


Available after the 5:00 Keystone Departure on the following dates ONLY:

July 7-9
July 14-16
July 21-23
July 28-30

Pick up outside of Hill City Depot at 6:15 pm by Dakota Frontier Tours.

  • Cost is $6 per passenger PLUS TAX, no matter the age.
  • Car seats must be provided by guest.
  • Guests may reserve by calling the 1880 Train office at 605-574-2222 or emailing office@1880train.com

Special Event Rates

Mother's Day
Adult: $38.00
Child (3-12): $18.00
2 and under ride FREE
Father's Day
Adult: $38.00
Child (3-12): $18.00
2 and under ride FREE
Rails & Ales
Adults only: $58.00
Wine Express
Adults only: $58.00
Adults only: $58.00
Holiday Express
Value: $32 Adult, $15 child (3-12)
Peak: $35 Adult, $16 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE

Holiday Express Spiked!: $45, Adult only

Group Rates

$28.00 round trip, plus tax
$23 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$13.00 round trip, plus tax
$12 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE

2017 Train Schedule











#1: When selecting your depart from/time, this is the station you will leave from. You will arrive at your first destination one hour after the time listed.

#2: When selecting your return from/time, the time listed is the time you leave that station. You will arrive at the final destination one hour after the time listed.

As with any railroad, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without prior notice.

#1: Choose Date

View Shuttle Schedule
2017 Rates
  Round Trip One Way
Adult: $29.00 $24.00
(ages 3-12)
$14.00 $12.00
View Special Event Rates
View Group Rates

#2: Choose Tickets

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