Big Thunder Gold Mine | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Big Thunder Gold Mine

  • Big Thunder Gold Mine
    Big Thunder Gold Mine
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine
    Big Thunder Gold Mine
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine
    Big Thunder Gold Mine
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine
    Big Thunder Gold Mine
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Find Us: 
604 Blair Street
Keystone, SD 57751
Call: 
(605) 666-4847

The most complete mining experience from the 1890's. Tours lead you underground where you learn the interesting story of how this gold mine got its name! Plan to stay and try your hand at panning for gold or book a claim tour on historic Reed's Placer Claim. Explore our mining museum and shop for rocks and gifts.

Recapture the adventure of this bygone era with a Black Hills Gold Mine Tour at Big Thunder Gold Mine. Tour this authentic 1890's gold mine and have fun learning about mining and gold panning from knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides.

* Big Thunder Gold Mine is completely wheelchair accessible and fun for all ages.

Open Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021
Close Date: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Hours: 

Off-Season reservations available. Please call ahead.
Apr - May, Sept – Oct 31st: 9am – 6pm - Last tour @ 5pm
June, July, August: 8am – 8pm - Last tour @ 7pm

Opening / Closing Date Notes: Open in March Thursdays - Sundays. April 1 - October 31 Open Daily. 

Our hours in April, May and October are 10-5.
Hours for the peak months June July and August are 8-8 and September is 9-5.

Amenities: 
Gift Shop
Handicap Accessible
On-site Dining
On-site Parking
Pet Friendly
Handicap Amenities : 
Accessible Parking
Entryway (no steps)
Activity Participation

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