1880 Train

222 Railroad Ave
Hill City, SD

Welcome to the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train! We are located in Hill City and Keystone, South Dakota, the heart of the beautiful Black Hills.
See the Black Hills of South Dakota by rail! Experience a historic, scenic, relaxing, vintage steam train ride your family will never forget.
Enjoy a two hour round trip ride through the scenic Black Hills. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as it winds its way through the hills between Hill City and Keystone... and back again.
The 1880 Train can accommodate 2 wheelchairs per ride. Only Service dogs are allowed on the train.
The Hill City to Keystone trip is 1 hour each way with a 15 minute layover in Keystone.
Old West Shootout on-board is Shoot-Out train – ONLY available from Hill City on select dates & times below:
5:00 PM RT from Hill City – Dates Available: June 24 | July 1,8,15,22,29 | Aug. 5,19 | Sept. 5th
Make sure you are booking one of the dates and times above.
Make sure your are booking from Hill City to Keystone.
Wine Express - Adult (21 and older) Round Trip Hill City September 11th 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm
What better way to enjoy fall in the Black Hills than riding an authentic steam engine while sipping local wines paired with tasty food courses! Live entertainment in station will be provided by local western musician, Brent Morris. The Wine Express is a truly unique experience that is one of our most popular events, so do not wait to purchase your tickets!
Ticket includes food, wine, keepsake glass and live entertainment. One menu offered. Feel free to bring your own food on board to meet your individual dietary needs. Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available.

Holiday Express November & December Please call for those dates 

Booking Instructions: This attraction requires a date and time specific reservation. Please select the number of adults and your date from the drop down box for your preferred tour time. "Add" to your itinerary. Then select the number of children, if applicable, for the same date and tour time. "Add" to your itinerary.

All passenger cars are covered. Some have windows that open and close and others have open sides. Enclosed cars have padded seats, open sided cars have wooden seats. All seats are the same price.

Seating is bench style, with two people per seat. There is an aisle down the center of the car with a bench seat on each side. The seating area per person is an average of  17.5" wide. If you prefer more spacious seating, please purchase two seats. If you have an odd number in your party and do not wish to share a seat with someone else, you may purchase an additional ticket.

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Free parking
Accessible facilities
Recreational vehicle parking
Truck parking
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Food and beverage outlets
Motorcycle Friendly
Wheelchair accessible building
Tour Guides for entire tour duration