Big Thunder Gold Mine

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  • 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 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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Big Thunder Gold Mine

  • 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 Hours

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

How to Reach Big Thunder Gold Mine

  • Rent a car or hire a taxi. 

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  • 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

  • 23.81% of people start their Big Thunder Gold Mine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Big Thunder Gold Mine

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

91.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Big Thunder Gold Mine

People normally club together Rushmore Cave And Rush Mountain Adventure Park and Rushmore Tramway Adventures while planning their visit to Big Thunder Gold Mine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Big Thunder Gold Mine Reviews & Ratings

  • Shawna, the tour guide, was very enthusiastic and had a great sense of humor. You can tell she loves teaching about history. The gold mine tour was chilly but very interesting to see. After the tour we planned for gold and got to keep everything we found. We were the lucky ones and got an entire file full. Fun for all ages!

  • For me, it's not so much about the gold. I loved the tour where they talked about the mine. It's very close to Mount Rushmore, you can even see it from there! If you like planning for gold, they teach you how and lot you can for gold. If you like anything stated above, definitely come here!

  • Very friendly and helpful staff. The gift shop is really cool, it's got some pretty eclectic stuff. Would highly recommend if you've got kids. Ours loved the tour too.

  • Our tour guide Isabella was excellent and knowledgable about the history of the mine and town. We did the panning for gold option as well and that was cool to be able to get some of our own gold flakes to take home. It was a great experience and would do it again!

  • The amount of gold that was found here is less then what is made, daily by tours of the mind by tourist. If that's not the American dream I don't know what is. The staff was nice and the price was decent the tour guide could have been more knowledgeable.

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