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Black Hills Caverns

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 Adventure is all three levels of Black Hills Caverns, including the Crystal main level.

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 begin approximately every 20 minutes. Last tour starts 1 hour prior to closing.

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.

Open: May 1 - May 14, 9am - 3pm
May 15 - Sept 15, 9am - 5pm
Sept 16 - Sept 30, 9am - 3pm

Booking Instructions: Please select the appropriate number of individuals for each activity option. One time admission for use anytime during your stay.

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2600 Cavern Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57702






Phone: 605-343-0542

Fax: 605-341-7264

Toll Free: 800-837-9358


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