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Special Event Rates

Rails & Ales
Adults only: $58.00
Wine Express
Adults only: $58.00
Adults only: $58.00
Holiday Express
Value: $32 Adult, $15 child (3-12)
Peak: $35 Adult, $16 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE

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

2017 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.


As with any railroad, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without prior notice.

 2017 Schedule

#1: Choose Date

2017 Rates
  Value Peak
Adult: $32.00 $35.00
(ages 3-12)
$15.00 $16.00
Under 2:
(ages 3-12)
View Special Event Rates
View Group Rates

#2: Choose Tickets

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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

Advance ticket purchase is recommended at least one week prior to your ride as tickets sell out. You are able to change the date or time of your departure after your tickets are purchased, but all purchases are non-refundable.

Seating is first come, first serve. If you have a party of 5 or more, we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes in advance to ensure you will be seated together. Purchasing tickets as a group does not guarantee being seated together. All passenger cars are covered. Some have windows that open and close and others have open sides. Seating is bench style, with two people per seat. The enclosed cars have padded seats and the open cars have wooden bench seats.

#1: Choose Date

#2: Choose Tickets

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Selected Options

  • Date:
  • Departure Station and Time:
  • Return Station and Time:
  • Trip Type:
  • Tickets

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

#3: Buy Tickets with a Credit Card

We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover

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 45 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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Ticket Date:
Departure Station & Time:
Return Train Station & Time:


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Transaction ID:
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2017 Schedule

Purchase tickets with a credit card. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Check in and pick up your tickets at the will-call desk 30 minutes prior to departure at your outbound station (Hill City or Keystone).

2017 Rates

  Value Peak
Adult: $32.00 $35.00
(ages 3-12)
$15.00 $16.00
Under 2:
(ages 3-12)
View Special Event Rates
View Group Rates

Cancellation and refund policy.

Rates listed do not include 9% sales tax. Train trip takes approximately one hour each way. See Special Events page for instructions tailored to your event. Please contact the Reservation Office for more information.