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Special Event Rates

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Wine Express
Adults only: $62.00
Oktoberfest
Adults only: $62.00
Holiday Express
Adult: $39 , Child (3-12) $18
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

Holiday Express Spiked!:
$52, Adult only

Holiday Express First Class:
$75 Adult, $56 child (0-12)

Group Rates

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Adult
$31.00 round trip, plus tax
$26 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$15.00 round trip, plus tax
$13 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE

Shuttle Schedule

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The shuttle will be available Fridays through Mondays, June 25 to August 4

  • Tickets are $6.00 per person, regardless of age.
  • Parents must bring a car seat for their small children.
  • Guests may reserve by calling the 1880 Train office at 605-574-2222 or emailing office@1880train.com

2021 Schedule

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#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.

 

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

  2021 Schedule

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2021 Rates
  One Way Round Trip
Adult: $27.00 $32.00
Child:
(3-12)
$14.00 $16.00
2 & Under: FREE FREE

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Seating Options

All passenger cars are covered. Some have windows that open and close and others have open sides. Enclosed cars have padded seats, open sided cars have wooden seats. All seats are the same price.

Seating is bench style, with two people per seat. There is an aisle down the center of the car with a bench seat on each side. The seating area per person is an average of  17.5" wide. If you prefer more spacious seating, please purchase two seats. If you have an odd number in your party and do not wish to share a seat with someone else, you may purchase an additional ticket.

The following enclosed cars are utilized all season:

Edward Gillette

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open & close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • First car in the lineup as you leave Hill City, so it is very close to the engine (and the whistle!). Last car leaving Keystone
  • Rows 6 & 7 have a glass divider separating them, which makes those rows unable to face the opposite direction. Parties of 4 should sit in Rows 5 & 6 and 7 & 8

Blue Bird

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open & close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • This car is the only handicap accessible car. There are 2 handicap seats available per train on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are required to ensure availability.

Oreville

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open & close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • The onboard host’s seat is located in Oreville. If you want to be close to the narrator of the train and have the opportunity to ask a few questions, choose this car
  • Center of the car lineup

Battle Creek

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open and close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • Includes an observation area in the rear of the car
  • In the summer, this car is the last car leaving Hill City and the first car to leave Keystone
  • If you want an up close look at the engine from Keystone to Hill City, sit in rows 13-15

The following open-sided observation cars are used during the peak summer (approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Redfern*

  • Covered car, open on the sides with plastic windows that drop down in case of inclement weather
  • Wooden seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • Located in the middle of the car line up going both directions
  • Utilized for summer departures

* Please note, seating assignments cannot be changed the day you arrive due to a change in weather. Choose an open-sided car knowing it could rain the day you ride!

Harney Canyon*

  • Covered car, open on the sides with plastic windows that drop down in case of inclement weather
  • Wooden seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • This train has the largest window openings
  • Third to last car leaving Hill City, third car to leave Keystone
  • Utilized for summer departures

* Please note, seating assignments cannot be changed the day you arrive due to a change in weather. Choose an open-sided car knowing it could rain the day you ride!

Mystic*

  • Covered car, open on the sides with plastic windows that drop down in case of inclement weather
  • Wooden seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • Second to last car leaving Hill City, second car when leaving Keystone
  • Utilized for summer departures

* Please note, seating assignments cannot be changed the day you arrive due to a change in weather. Choose an open-sided car knowing it could rain the day you ride!

The following enclosed cars are utilized in the cooler months on either end of the peak summer season (May, September-October) and on our Holiday Express runs.

Keystone

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open & close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • Center of the car lineup
  • Used for special events and in the fall & winter

Rochford

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open and close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • Utilized for special events and in the fall and winter
  • Second to last car leaving Hill City

Hilyo

  • Fully enclosed car with windows that open and close
  • Padded seats that are able to face one another if you choose
  • It is a Drovers car or our “little red Caboose”
  • Utilized for special events and in the fall and winter
  • Last car leaving Hill City, first car in the lineup leaving Keystone