Black Hills Caverns

2600 Cavern Rd.
Rapid City, SD

The Black Hills Caverns located outside of the Rapid City South Dakota, were discovered in 1882 by gold seekers, but the Lakota Indians had found strength in the power of the calcite crystals centuries before. Come discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations.

We offer tours, the Adventure Tour and the Crystal Tour.

The Crystal Tour is an easy walking tour, only the main level and has approximately 50 stairs down and 50 stairs back up and it takes about 30 minutes. The Adventure Tour is a 3/4 mile hike, going underground approx. 230 feet and takes about an hour with about 150 stairs down and 150 stairs back up.

Tours last 45 minutes to one hour.

Gemstone Panning A NEW, fun activity for rock lovers of all ages....learn to identify numerous Black Hills rocks, minerals, gems and fossils! Everyone will discover many fine specimens!

Panning Options Include: The Big Bucket, Rock Hound, Fossil Bucket and Emerald Bucket


The cave temperature is 48 F; a light jacket and tennis shoes are recommended.


2017 Hours

May 15 to May 31 9 a.m. - 4.p.m.
June 1 to August 31 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Last Cave Tour 6 p.m.
Sept 1 - Sept 15 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Last Cave Tour 4 p.m.

Black Hills Play FREE

Book by June 1, 2018 and save 50% on a dozen family friendly attractions like Reptile Gardens and the Mammoth Site. From a tour of an authe…

Starting at $499
No pets