- Address: 222 Railroad Ave, Hill City, SD 57745, United States, Custer
- Phone: +1-6055742222
- Ticket Price: 28 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Hill, Train Ride
1880 Train - Review
There is no better way to see the black hills of South Dakota than from the windows of a vintage steam train. This train ride is basically of 20 miles and is one of the best things you can do to relax and explore. It is basically a round trip from Keystone and Hill City. There is a narrative constantly going on to keep rail enthusiasts of all ages engrossed and occupied. There is no experience like this in the whole of the Black Hills. Also try to catch other train adventures like Cody the Magician, Steam Seminar and Old West Shootouts.
1880 Train Ticket Prices
- Adult: $28.00
- Child: (ages 3-12) $12.00, $10.00
- Adult: $23.00
- Child: (ages 3-12) $12.00, $10.00
1880 Train Hours
- Check for the exact train schedule on the official website.
How To reach 1880 Train by Public Transport
- 14.1 miles from Custer. Hire a cab.
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Things to Know Before Visiting 1880 Train
95% of people who visit Custer include 1880 Train in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
32% of people start their 1880 Train visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see 1880 Train
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting 1880 Train
1880 Train Trips
1880 Train, Custer Reviews
I have been on several train rides and this one by far is the best. Number one reason is they are accommodating to handicapped people. The station has a ramp elevator to get you on. I thought that was awesome. The personnel were very nice and helpful. The ride was nicely narrated and didn't repeat facts on the return trip which was nice. We saw alot of wildlife along the way. Turkeys,hawk, various birds and quite a few deer with their fawns. Great trip!!
This was the highlight of our 7 day visit to the Black Hills. A wonderful train journey through the marvellous country side with the whistle blowing at every road junction. And the two towns Hill city and Keystone are great places to visit. So good was it we went back down the Old Hill City road the next day so we could film the superb sound of that engine and whistle.
Highly recommend! I went on the train trip with my 3 year old grandson and he loved it! He's still talking about it! We watched after we arrived in Keystone how they took the engine off one end of the train & put it on the other end of the train for the ride back to Hill City. Whenever he plays with his toy trains, he says, "Okay we are at Keystone and have to switch the engines." .The switching of the engines is something he may remember the rest of his life!
Great little trip on the train. We rode from Keystone to Hill city. Small children seem to fall asleep so may be a good 'quiet' time trip for mom and dad while the kids look for animals and such. Informative talk during the trip and very relaxed.
Pretty neat experience in the black hills. We were expecting to see more scenic and historical views and less houses but still a really cool and informative experience! If you are having your turn around in Hill City, I would suggest you check out downtown and eating at the cafes instead of grabbing a snack at the snack shack that's right by the train station. There are really cool places on the main street in Hill City.