Hill City, South Dakota is the Heart of the Hills. Ride the 1880 Train.

Just minutes from Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial, Hill City, S.D., offers 200 miles of trails, great food and a historic train experience.
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The 1880 Train in Hill City, SD. Courtesy Photo

The 1880 Train in Hill City, SD. Courtesy Photo

Elevate your next vacation in South Dakota by staying in Hill City, the Heart of the Black Hills. Surrounded by towering peaks and lofty pine forests, Hill City is a charming small town with a distinct style.

Climb aboard The 1880 Train, a 2-hour, 20-mile ride aboard an authentic steam train. The historic train runs between Hill City and Keystone, S.D. Narrated for all ages, the train is popular, so book early. See schedule for when diesel versus steam engines run.

Opening day is May 14, 2017.

Find locally owned B&Bs, brand name hotels, timber lodges, secluded cabins and some of the area’s largest campground resorts. Main Street offers an eclectic blend of stylish stores, outdoor outfitters, boutique shops and fine art galleries and museums.

Discover the beauty of the 109-mile George S. Mickelson Trail, and the stunning scenery along the 12-mile drive to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Those with discerning palates won’t be disappointed in Hill City with its variety of contemporary fusion, European and Midwestern cuisine. You’ll also find an array of acclaimed South Dakota wineries and homegrown breweries with unique tasting rooms, local spirits and culinary presentations.

Take in the Black Hills Film Festival, Sculpture in the Hills Show & Sale, Wine, Brew & BBQ, and the summer performances of Brule, a New Age blend of contemporary Native American music. If you’re looking for more than Rushmore, make your plans to stay in Hill City and elevate your Black Hills vacation.

Performance of Brule in Hill City. Courtesy photo

Performance of Brule in Hill City. Courtesy photo

For more information:
(877) 226-9453

The 1880 Train