You’ll Never Run Out Of Things To Do In This Adorable South Dakota Town
This little town in the Black Hills is charming and has that small-town feel, but it’s just full of things to do. Bask in the history of this pretty place, and get out and play in the stunning scenic beauty.
Hill City is snuggled into the middle of the Black Hills, surrounded by incredible natural beauty.
This little town has less than 1,000 residents, but it's just full of things to see and do.
Hop aboard the historic 1880 Train.
This vintage steam train takes you on a scenic tour from Hill City to Keystone, and back again. The entire trip takes about two hours and is narrated to give you a historic perspective of this railroad. The railroad opens for the season on May 14th, and tickets start selling out quickly. Visit the railroad's
Stop by the South Dakota State Railroad Museum.
Now that you've found a renewed appreciation for trains, you definitely need to check out this charming museum. The model railroad will have you mesmerized, and volunteers are at the ready to show you the exhibits and answer all your questions. 222 Railroad Avenue.
Pan for gold at Wades Gold Mill.
Hill City has a rich gold mining history, and you can relive that history at this little spot. You'll get a quick lesson on how to pan from the stream, and then you'll splash away while you look for gold and gems. 12401 Deerfield Road.
Stop by Black Hills Miner Brewing Co. for a cold beer and some live music.
This little brewery creates some wonderful beer, and there's a live music series you don't want to miss. Get a flight of six so you can try several different craft beers and find your favorite. You'll find Black Hills Miner Brewing Co. at 23845 Hwy 385.
Visit the Museum @ Black Hills Institute.
This little natural history museum is full of dinosaur bones, fossils and minerals from the area. You'll find this little gem at 117 Main Street.
Take a walk or bike ride along the Mickelson Trail.
The George S. Mickelson Trail is 109 miles long, and it's cuts right through Hill City. It's perfect for a bike ride or leisurely stroll.
Stay overnight at Crooked Creek Resort.
This pretty resort offers lodging, tent camping and even tipis for overnight stays. Swim in the pool and fish in the creek. You'll find this resort at 24184 Highway 16/385.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Hill City?
After you visit Hill City, pop over to Keystone – a charming little town just a few miles away.
See our article about it here!
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