Old West Shootout Schedule

1880 Train Shootout

Experience an Old West Shootout aboard the 1880 Train! Sunday evening shootouts begin at the Hill City Station where there is danger in the air! Be on the lookout for the bad guys hiding along the rail line. It's a good thing the sheriff is in town!

Note: All Old West Shootout riders must depart from Hill City. Shootout special event trains cannot be combined with Keystone departures or earlier departures. The shootout performance takes place alongside the middle of the stopped train at the half-way point of the Hill City to Keystone leg. The train ride resumes once the performance is completed.

Map of the train cars curved around the Shootout performance area

Stop into the High-Liner Eatery for dinner before the Shootout. You can dine before the ride on the covered patio or take your packaged meals on board the train. Light concessions (popcorn, candy bars, and drinks) are also available for cash sale throughout the train ride. For the adults, a selection of local South Dakota beer and wine is available in the Hill City depot and can be enjoyed onboard the train.

Reserve your seats today!


$49 Adults
$29 Children (2-12)
1 and under ride free if they sit on a lap

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.


All Departures are automatically round-trip from Hill City:

June 9, 16, 23, & 30 – 5:00 pm

July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 5:00 pm

Sept 1 – 5:00 pm

Sept 26 – 2:30 pm

Purchase your tickets now!


Seating is assigned. In order to sit together, all 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. Infants 0-1 must be held on a lap. If you would like them to have their own seat, or would like to bring their car seat, a child’s ticket must be purchased.

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.