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We did 3 caves during our trip. This cavern was nice, but others are better. The walk at times was... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Robert K
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Georgetown DE
Individual tour

In July on a Sunday we didn't have to wait for more tourists to get a tour. The cave did not have a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brenda B
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Ogden, Utah
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Black Hills Caverns has been amazing its visitors in the Black Hills of South Dakota since 1939. Visitors have enjoyed the natural beauty of the Caverns and by the variety of different formations. The Caverns continue to be explored and new passages...more
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2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-4744
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In July on a Sunday we didn't have to wait for more tourists to get a tour. The cave did not have a lot of different features compared to others I've seen. The long tour was lead by a college student who was polite, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brenda B
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments. With the tour times every 20 minutes, sometimes it is a private tour and glad your guide was polite but will work on the guides being more engaging. I wonder if you took the Crystal or Adventure Tour. Our Crystal...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Panning for gems with patient staff followed by a cave visit made this a highlight for our granddaughters for their first trip to visit us in the Black Hills. Just a few miles west of Rapid City and south on the way to Hill City...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for stopping by and we are so glad your granddaughters had a great time!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

We didn't have time to visit the Jewel or Wind caves, so were excited to find a cave closer to the town of Rapid City. Did the hour long Adventure Tour, although definitely some walking (hit my 10,000 steps), the path is maneuverable for most....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

We are so glad you could stop by and visit the caverns. Thank you for stopping by!

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I remember visiting Black Hills Caverns as a 10 year old kid. It was awesome. Fast forward 23 years and now I have children ranging from 12 to 1, the wife and I decided to take them. We visited other SD attractions like Rushmore, Crazy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul A
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Awesome! We love our return visitors and especially when they come back with their kiddos! Glad you stopped by, and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Before this tour I had no interest in cave tours or rocks but my tour was amazing and sparked a new interest in both! My tour guide, Sena, was extremely knowledgeable and presented the information wonderfully. Her wit and charm with the perfect amount of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for letting us know about your visit! We are so glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 25 August 2018

Tucked away only revealing the mighty underground structures or the huge gift shop to those who are willing to travel a short dirt road. Activities of several levels, several age groups can find educational fun there. Reasonable prices, fun staff!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank djharts
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you had a good time and enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is the one stop that our kids cannot stop talking about! The staff went above and beyond (even at their last tour of the day) to help keep our children interested and entertained with the gold/gem panning as we waited for the next tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your comments and we are so glad you have a great time and we love panning too! Kids love rocks!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We did 3 caves during our trip. This cavern was nice, but others are better. The walk at times was a little difficult going along the paths. But in all it was a nice time in the caverns

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert K
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for stopping by and visiting us, we are glad you had a good time!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We took the cave tour with 2 moms and 8 kids! We had the most wonderful tour guide, Hannah K. The tour was great and all of our questions were answered. We also did the panning for gold and gems. The kids could have done...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for visiting us! We are so glad you had fun! We love panning for rocks & gemstones too, it is super fun!

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We took the longer tour (apx 1 hr) into the caverns and it was well worth it, the caverns are beautiful! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. There are a lot of steep inclines and stairs but we had no trouble, nor did our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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melanie k
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I am sorry we do not allow dogs in the caverns. Thank you, Kathy for the Cave
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