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Special Event Rates

Wine Express
Adults only: $62.00
Adults only: $62.00
Holiday Express
Adult: $39 , Child (3-12) $18
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

Holiday Express Spiked!:
$52, Adult only

Holiday Express First Class:
$75 Adult, $56 child (0-12)

Group Rates

$31.00 round trip, plus tax
$26 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$15.00 round trip, plus tax
$13 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE

Shuttle Schedule


The shuttle will be available Fridays through Mondays, June 25 to August 4

  • Tickets are $6.00 per person, regardless of age.
  • Parents must bring a car seat for their small children.
  • Guests may reserve by calling the 1880 Train office at 605-574-2222 or emailing

2021 Schedule



Old West Shootout: June 24 - 6:45pm Hill City departure


Old West Shootout: July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 – 6:45pm Hill City departure

Shuttle tickets are $6 each and must be purchased over the phone.


Old West Shootout: August 5 & 19 – 6:45pm Hill City departure





#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.

  2021 Schedule

#1: Choose Date

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2021 Rates
  One Way Round Trip
Adult: $27.00 $32.00
$14.00 $16.00
2 & Under: FREE FREE

#2: Choose Tickets

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Meet Chug

Stop by during one of his scheduled appearances to meet our bison mascot, Chug. He’s a railroad engineer who knows all about Trains and safety, and loves to share fun facts about the fascinating history of trains. He likes getting his picture taken too!

Click below to learn about Chug!

Fun Facts

  • Chug is a bison.
  • Chug’s birthday is August 18 – we celebrate his birthday every year!
  • Chug is a train engineer.
  • Chug’s favorite sound is a train whistle.
  • Chug is really good at playing the matching game – you can play his favorite game here.
  • The “Chug”omotion is his favorite dance.
  • Chug loves all kinds of animals and you will get to see some of them on your train ride!
  • Chug normally eats plants but his favorite thing to eat is popcorn.
  • Chug loves history. Just like the 1880 Train has historical ties to this area, Chug and his bison friends have ties to this area as well. Learn more about the history of bison in this area.

Games and Fun

1880 Train Memory Game: Match the image tiles in as few steps as possible!

Chug Coloring Page: Bring your finished artwork or email it to us at and a winner will be selected each month who receives a prize from Chug!