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Special Event Rates

Mother's Day Express
Adult: $40.00 ($35 for Designated Driver Adults)
Child (ages 3-20): $24.00
Mother's Day Standard
Adult: $28.00
Child (ages 3-12): $12.00
Wine Express
$64.00 ($59 for Designated Driver Adults)
$52.00 ($47 for Designated Driver Adults)
Holiday Express
Adult: $28.00
Child (ages 3-12): $12.00

2014 Train Schedule

Nov - Dec

  Wine Express Oktoberfest
Adults: $64.00 $52.00
Designated Driver Adults:
$59.00 $47.00

  Holiday Express
Adults: $28.00
Children (3-12):

 2014 Schedule

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2014 Rates
  Round Trip One Way
Adult: $28.00 $23.00
(ages 3-12)
$12.00 $10.00
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Holiday Express – November 28, 29 & December 13, 20, 21, 23

Holiday Express

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to board the train. Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. Our depot and train will be festooned with holiday cheer so make sure to bring your camera to capture memories that will last a lifetime. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

While planning your Holiday Express ride, take time to visit the South Dakota State Railroad Museum's Annual Trees & Trains exhibit, open weekends through the month of December and located next to the Hill City depot. Times vary and are available at Admission is $5/adult and kids 12 and under are free. Ticket holders will see Christmas trees decorated by area businesses, scale model trains and historic exhibits.

Get your photo with Santa in Santa's Caboose! $10 each or 3 for $25. Visit Santa's Caboose during the following days/times:

Nov. 28th: 11:30 am-6:00 pm
Nov. 29th: 11:30 am-4:00 pm
Dec. 13th: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Dec. 20th: 11:30 am-6:00 pm
Dec. 21st: 11:30 am-4:00 pm
Dec. 23rd: 11:30 am-7:30 pm

Get your tickets early. Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online.

Please Note: Seating is NOT assigned. Credit card is necessary to make reservation. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes in advance to check in with ticket agent and pick up tickets. Although we only run enclosed cars with heat for the Holiday Express, dress for the weather as you will be waiting outside to board the train and we want everyone to be comfortable. Like any ticketed event, all sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are offered unless ticketed train does not operate.


$28 Adults
$12 Children (3-12)


November 28: 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:15 pm
November 29: 12:45 pm & 2:30 pm
December 13: 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm & 6:00 pm
December 20: 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, & 4:15 pm
December 21: 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:15 pm
December 23: 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm & 6:00 pm

This ride departs from Hill City and lasts approximately one hour.

If you need lodging, the following hotel is located in Hill City and open during our Holiday Express season:

Super 8
Best Western Golden Spike - 605-574-2577

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