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Special Event Rates

Mother's Day
Adult: $39.00
Child (3-12): $19.00
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap
Rails & Ales
Adults only: $59.00
Wine Express
Adults only: $59.00
Adults only: $59.00
Holiday Express
Adult: $35 , Child (3-12) $16
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

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

Holiday Express 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.

Holiday Express Schedule

#1: Choose Date

Holiday Express Rates
  Regular Spiked
Adult: $35.00 $45.00
$16.00 n/a
Under 3: FREE n/a

#2: Choose Tickets

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Online Store

While you are in Hill City or Keystone, be sure to visit our Gift Shops. We have items for the young and young at for custom t-shirts, hats, books, train memorabilia and local wines.

Below are some of our most popular items. Call 605-574-2222 if you'd like to order something not found on our website.

Toys & Games

  • 1880 Train Wooden Whistle
    Qty: $8.95
    Out of Stock


  • Children's Overalls - Pink
    Available in 9 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 2T, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
    Qty: $25.95
  • Children's Overalls - Blue
    Available in 9 mos, 12 mos, and 7.
    Qty: $25.95
  • 1880 Train Engineer Caps
    Available youth size only.
    Qty: $15.95

Books & Videos

  • All Aboard The 1880 Train
    1880 Train Guide Book.
    Qty: $4.00


  • Old #7 Mini-Print
    7" x 5" watercolor print by artist Jon Crane.
    Qty: $11.95

Shipping Rates

$0.00-$19.99 $10
$20.00-$99.99 $15
$100.00-$299.99 $17
$300.00 + $20