Big Thunder Gold Mine

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 604 Blair St, Keystone, SD 57751, USA, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6056664847
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mine, Family And Kids

Big Thunder Gold Mine - Review

Big Thunder Gold Mine is a replica of the Tykoon Gold Mill from 1895. Containing some of the largest equipment from gold mining in the black mill, Big Thunder Gold Mine is an interesting place to visit along with its caves and professional tour guides who offer you the best of experience. Go pan your own gold inside the museum and live your fantasy of being a gold miner for a day. Big Thunder Gold Mine houses a mining museum, eatery, an antique shop, and a couple of gift shops. The place offers a thorough experience of how life would have been for a miner during the gold rush times. 

Big Thunder Gold Mine Information

  • Reservation is recommended for a group of 15 or more and during the season of November - April.
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine can be easily accessed by a person with disabilities and wheelchairs.

Big Thunder Gold Mine Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $9.95
  • Children 5-12: $6.95
  • Children under 5 years: Free
  • On-site Gold Panning: $9.95 per person
  • For other prices contact the management or check the official site.

Big Thunder Gold Mine Opening and Closing Hours

  • Big Thunder Gold Mine is open Thursday - Sunday during Spring Break.

How To reach Big Thunder Gold Mine by Public Transport

  • Rent a car or hire a taxi. 

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TripHobo Highlights for Big Thunder Gold Mine

  • Big Thunder Gold Mine Address: 604 Blair St, Keystone, SD 57751, USA, United States
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine Contact Number: +1-6056664847
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Big Thunder Gold Mine(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Big Thunder Gold Mine: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Keystone include Big Thunder Gold Mine in their plan

  • 20.59% of people start their Big Thunder Gold Mine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Big Thunder Gold Mine

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90.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Big Thunder Gold Mine

People normally club together Presidential Trail and Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail while planning their visit to Big Thunder Gold Mine.

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Big Thunder Gold Mine, Keystone Reviews

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  • Great mine tour. The most friendly staff! Pops lead our tour and got the kids involved for the entire time but also kept it incredibly entertaining for us grown-ups! The history of the gold Rush was well explained and so interesting. Panning for gold was also great. Rattlesnake Randy gave us a great tutorial and made the process fairly easy. Everyone gets gold and you can pan as long as you like.

  • Being in South Dakota I really thought it would be fun to pan for gold with the family. After driving around for a few days and seeing little places on the side of the road I did a little research and decide to try out Big Thunder. The reviews are all on point, the staff is so very friendly and the atmosphere is like hanging with family. The two characters we had the pleasure of dealing with were Pops and Rattle Snake Randy. They made jokes to the adults and were super interactive with the children. We came away not only learning a lot but having a great time!! If you're even thinking about it stop and just go, I recommend the tour and the panning option 😁

  • Wonderful time! We signed up for claim panning and was treated to a labor intensive digging adventure. Gorgeous creek bed where we mined and panned. Yes, we found some Black Hills gold. Excellent and knowledgeable guides that shared their "how to" approach to panning for gold. No complaints. We highly recommend.

  • My 10 year old son says, "this was one of the greatest experiences of my life!" We had a great time paying for gold and touring the gold mine. My kids particularly like getting a happy rock for their help during the tour.

  • Loved the shop! Got some really unique jewelry and they are all really nice! Definitely a gem in keystone! They have nice gifts with gold flakes as well as gold nuggets. They also have various stones and raw cut gems.

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