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Special Event Rates

Holiday Express
Adult: $35, Child (3-12) $16
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

Holiday Express Spiked!: $49, Adult only
Holiday Express First Class Seating: $75 Adults, $56 child (0-12)

Group Rates

$28.00 round trip, plus tax
$23 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$13.00 round trip, plus tax
$11 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

2019 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.

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Terms & Conditions


Cancellation Policy

Like any ticketed event, all sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are offered unless the ticketed train does not operate.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given under the following circumstances:

A. If the train does not make it to the first destination, a full refund will be given.

B. If the train makes it to one of the stations and not the next, a refund will be given for the difference of half of the round trip ticket.

Adults $29.00 Round Trip = $14.50 Refund
Children $14.00 Round Trip = $7.00 Refund

Purchase Tickets

All departures for the remainder of 2019 are round trip, Holiday Express. Our 2020 schedule will be posted mid-January and we will be happy to take reservations at that time. If you are interested in a group reservation, please contact our office at 605.574.2222.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended for our Holiday Express departures as tickets sell out and seating is assigned. You are able to change the date or time of your departure after your tickets are purchased as long as space is available, but all purchases are non-refundable.

Seating is assigned. In order to sit together, all passengers must be under ONE reservation. When making reservations online, you may select your seats for the departure and return trips. Please ensure you have the final count of your party when making your reservation and selecting seat assignments. Seat 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.

Children 2 and under must be held on a lap. If you prefer they have their own seat, or would like to bring their car seat, a child’s ticket must be purchased.


#1: Selected Options

  • Date:
  • Departing:
  • Returning:
  • Trip Type:

#2: Tickets

# Tickets Amount
Age 2 and Under (free)
Sales Tax

#1: Choose Date

#2: Choose Tickets

Tickets are available!

#3: Select Seats

Seating is bench style, with two people per seat. Seating options information

Seats chosen and available. Click to start over.

#4: Review

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Holiday Express Gift Pack


#5: Payment

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express

Ticket Confirmation

Thank you for your purchase! Your tickets will be available at the will-call desk. Please check in and pick up your tickets 30 minutes before the departure time at the location shown here:

While waiting for the train to depart, feel free to browse through our collection of railroad memorabilia and gifts in our depot gift shop.

We received any comments you provided. Your comments are immediately reviewed. Our ticket agents may contact you if a reply is necessary, or you may contact the reservation office anytime at 605-574-2222.

We look forward to your trip on the 1880 Train!

Event Details

Confirmation Number:
Ticket Date:
Departure Station & Time:
Return Train Station & Time:


Qty Tickets Rate Amount

Payment Details

Credit Card:
Payment Date:
Transaction ID:
Authorization Code:
Amount Paid:

Thank you for your payment!

2019 Schedule

Purchase tickets online with a credit card. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Check in and pick up your tickets at the ticket counter 30 minutes prior to departure.

Cancellation and refund policy.

Special Event Rates

Holiday Express: November/December 2019
Adult: $35, Child (3-12) $16
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

Holiday Express Spiked!: November/December 2019
Adult only: $49

Holiday Express First Class!: November 29 & 30, and December 21-24, 2019
Adult: $75, Child (0-12): $56

Rates listed do not include 9% sales tax.