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Black Hills Caverns

2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-4744
+1 605-343-0542
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Much overhyped

They advertise all types of cave formations to see there, even the ones we never heard of before... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
216Yelena216
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Madison, Wisconsin
Not for the claustrophobic

Our children really enjoyed this place. I thought our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
ArmyWife_2006
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Ft. Sill
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Tour the biggest crystal cave in the Black Hills area and see a variety of rock formations.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“long tour” (9 reviews)
“longer tour” (7 reviews)
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2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD 57702-4744
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

They advertise all types of cave formations to see there, even the ones we never heard of before, so we were excited going there. It's all hype, but the reality is totally different. The lighting is very poor inside, not designed to highlight even the...More

Thank 216Yelena216
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and observations. We strive to show the beauty of this natural cave and obviously need to step it up with our guides to show all the formations, every tour. The good news; we are updating the lighting this off season,...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Our children really enjoyed this place. I thought our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. However, if you are claustrophobic I DO NOT recommend going here! We took the long tour which has some pretty tight spots and takes you very deep inside the cave....More

Thank ArmyWife_2006
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for visiting us and we are glad you took the tour, despite your claustrophobia.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We took the short tour as we had 2 kids with us and they enjoyed the experience. The adults were a little less enchanted as we didn't stop to look at some of the features in the cave nor did our 14-year old guide tell...More

Thank Scott876
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your input on your time spent with us and we are glad you visited. We aim to provide the best possible experience. Our Crystal (Short, main level) Tour is only 30% of the actual cave formations we offer in the Adventure (Long,...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We took the Crystal tour with our 3 and 5 year old kids. The tour was an easy enough walk but was not too informative. Our tour guide was 14 years old (about to turn 15) and he did not really explain much about the...More

Thank Sati76
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We did the less intense of the two tours as my kids had never been to a cave before. The tour was interesting and informative. One of my daughters said she wished we'd done the more extensive tour, but we had to move on.

Thank Laura S
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for visiting us! We would love to show you the entire cave someday. Thank you for your input also.

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Our family of 5 had so much fun on this expedition! We arrived between tours, and the attendant gave our kids a deal on the "gold panning" experience. When we actually went on the tour, I found it to be challenging, but not too difficult...More

Thank Darren P
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks you for visiting us. We aim to give our families a fun cave experience and we appreciate your input on your time spent with us.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a nice find near Rapid City! Very informative and picturesque. Thanks to Max and his funny and "cheesy" commentary. He was a very enthusiastic tour guide. Definitely a must see. Thanks for a good time.

Thank Gohli X
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by and we love Max too!

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Really enjoyed this cave tour. Our tour guide Hannah was very good. Would go again when back in the Black Hills. Easy to get to also.

Thank dbhuskers
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

So glad you had a fun time. There is so much to do in the Black Hills, hope you return soon and see all that the Black Hills of South Dakota offers, and stop by and say hi at the cave too!

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This cave is huge! We did the adventure tour and we were glad we did. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We did see a lot of the cave twice, but it was still interesting.

Thank Kate N
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was a good cave tour. We took the adventure tour, not bad priced, family of 4 was $50. Cave was a good 50 degrees as well.

Thank z28girl69
Kathy J, Manager at Black Hills Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit with us!

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melanie k
19 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy J | Property representative |
I am sorry we do not allow dogs in the caverns. Thank you, Kathy for the Cave
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