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Special Event Rates

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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
Oktoberfest
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

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Adult
$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

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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 office@1880train.com

Holiday Express Schedule

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November/December

 

#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
Child:
(3-12)
$16.00 n/a
Under 3: FREE n/a

#2: Choose Tickets

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Seating Options

All cars are enclosed and have padded seats. 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 for our Holiday Express Departures:

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

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