Black Hills Caverns – Rapid City, SD

2600 Cavern Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57702

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.

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 last 45 minutes to one hour.

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.

2018 Hours

May 15 to May 31 9 a.m. – 4.p.m.
June 1 to August 31 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Last Cave Tour 6 p.m.
Sept 1 – Sept 15 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Last Cave Tour 4 p.m.