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Special Event Rates

Mother's Day
Adult: $39.00
Child (3-12): $19.00
2 and under ride FREE
Rails & Ales
Adults only: $59.00
Wine Express
Adults only: $59.00
Adults only: $59.00
Holiday Express
Adult: $32, $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
$11 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

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

2018 Train Schedule





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







#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 Remaining Holiday Express Departures are SOLD OUT!
We appreciate everyone’s interest in this event and wish you all a happy holiday season!

Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tickets sell out and seating is assigned. There are no cancellations or refunds.

Seating is assigned. In order to sit together, all passengers must be under ONE reservation. 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: Choose Date

#2: Choose Tickets

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#1: Selected Options

  • Date:
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  • Returning:
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#2: Tickets

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Age 2 and Under (free)
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#3: Select Seats

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

Seats chosen and available. Click to start over.

#4: Buy Tickets with a Credit Card

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

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Holiday Express 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.

Holiday Express Rates

Holiday Express Rates
  Regular Spiked
Adult: $35.00 $45.00
(ages 3-12)
$16.00 n/a
Under 3: FREE n/a

Cancellation and refund policy.

Rates listed do not include 9% sales tax.