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 - 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Big Thunder Gold Mine

  • 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 Trips

Big Thunder Gold Mine, Keystone Reviews

  • It was a really fascinating place. Great tour, Jennifer is amazing! We actually found some gold even though we panned for less than an hour. The prices were decent, nothing too crazy. I will definitely be making the 15 hour trip again just to bring my own kids!

  • This is a absolute must! We found GOLD actually we found a .27 gram nugget of GOLD!! Trenton was an excellent guide for our off site excursion! He showed us everything we needed to know about gold panning. He also gave us history lessons about the area and how all the gold got there. Trenton made the whole thing come together for the best day of our vacation! We will be back! But next time we will go with the full day excursion! I can't forget to give Rattle Snake Randy a shout out he's a goofy guy the good kind of goofy!

  • Decent mine. Pretty small. You can walk from end to end in about 4 minutes. The ground is perfectly paved so people with walking disabilities should have no problem. It’s very spacious inside unless you are 6 feet like me but even then, it wasn’t a problem. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly.

  • What a cool place to visit! It's beautiful and interesting to learn about mining. Pops is awesome! He gave a great tour and was so personally accommodating! Panning for gold was pretty fun too!

  • I thought my adult children would get bored panning for gold and they'd want to go do other things. We had so much fun together here that we stayed for over an hour. Proprietors were friendly and eager to show us how to properly pan for gold.

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