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Special Event Rates

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Mother's Day
Adult: $34
Child (3-12): $17
Gift Pack Add-On: $27.95
2 and under ride FREE on lap
Wine Express
Adults only: $64
Old West Shootouts
Adult: $41
Child (3-12): $23
2 and under ride FREE on lap
Double Header/65th Anniversary
Adult: $75
Child (3-12): $56
2 and under ride FREE on lap
Adults only: $64
Holiday Express
Adult: $42, Child (3-12) $21
2 and under ride FREE on lap

Holiday Express Spiked!:
$55, Adult only

Holiday Express First Class:
$75 Adult, $56 child (3-12), $21 for 2 and under

Group Rates

$33 round trip, plus tax
$28 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$16 round trip, plus tax
$14 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE on lap

Shuttle Schedule


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

  • Tickets are $6 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

2022 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.

  2022 Schedule

#1: Choose Date

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2022 Rates
  One Way Round Trip
Adult: $29 $34
$15 $17
2 & Under: Free on lap Free on lap

#2: Choose Tickets

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Oktoberfest Express – October 1


Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train!

Wilkommen to our German inspired event that brings together our favorite German foods, tasty seasonal beer and of course live polka music! When you combine all of this together with a scenic steam train ride through the Black Hills, you have the perfect outing for a group of friends, family and more.

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$64 Adults - One ticket price

Must be 21 years of age or older

Ticket includes German food, seasonal beer, event keepsake and live entertainment by local Polka Band, Easy Sounds. One menu offered. Feel free to bring your own food on board to meet your individual dietary needs. Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available.

Passengers must arrive in advance to check in with ticket agent and pick up tickets in the Hill City Depot. Tickets are listed under the last name given at the time reservation was made.

Group rates are not available for special event rides.

Departure & Schedule

2:30 - 5:00 pm Events on the lawn & live music by Easy Sounds
Includes: Welcome Snack, German beer, live music & dancing, and yard games.
5:15 pm Board the Train
5:30 pm Train Departs Hill City Station
6:30 pm Train Arrives in Keystone
6:45 pm Train Departs Keystone
7:45 pm Train Arrives in Hill City


Seating is assigned. In order to sit together, passengers must be under ONE reservation. When making reservations online, you may select your own seats. Please ensure you have the final count of your party when making your reservation and selecting seat assignments. Seating assignments cannot be changed once selected or assigned. Guests who add on to a reservation at a later date are not guaranteed a seat with your party.

Cancellation Policy

Credit card is charged at time of reservation. Like any ticketed event, all sales are final and no refunds or cancellations are offered unless ticketed train does not operate.