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Special Event Rates

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

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

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.

Please note the red colored circles designate the diesel engine in use and the black circles designate the steam engine in use. The Diesel engine is always used for our 7:30 am and 8:45 am departures and is also used when the steam engine undergoes routine maintenance.


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

 2017 Schedule

#1: Choose Date

2017 Rates
  Value Peak
Adult: $32.00 $35.00
(ages 3-12)
$15.00 $16.00
Under 2:
(ages 3-12)
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#2: Choose Tickets

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1880 Train's Appreciation Day – May 21


Active military and locals (residents of South Dakota & Wyoming) ride for FREE! This is the perfect opportunity to ride the 1880 Train with your family and friends. We appreciate our military who serve our country and also those who live close by and support our local communities. To reserve seats for this day, please contact our office at 605-574-2222. Online tickets are not available for Train Appreciation Day.


Train Appreciation Day Schedule

9:30 AM: Winner of the “Name That Train contest” announced at the Hill City Depot
11 AM to 1:30 PM: Hill City Snack Bar Open – Snacks & beverages available for purchase
noon to 1:15 PM: Live music by Brent Morris & the Western Acoustics on the Hill City Snack Bar deck


Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase onboard the train.

The town of Hill City will be celebrating Military Appreciation Day May 21 so come and experience all that is going on in Hill City that day!

Please note: Seating is not assigned and is first come, first served. Group seating not available for this event. 24-hour, advanced reservations are required. Military ID or a local Driver’s License must be presented upon collecting tickets. Discount applies only to the person with valid ID and cannot be combined with another discount. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes in advance to check in with ticket agent and pick up tickets.



Saturday, May 21
Hill City Departures: 10:00 am & 1:15 pm
Keystone Departures: 11:15 am