Experience the Gold Panning Rush of the 1890’s

Travel back in time under ground . . .

Recapture the adventure of this bygone era with a Black Hills Gold Mine Tour at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

Tour Big Thunder’s authentic 1890's gold mine.

Learn about mining and Gold Panning from knowledgeable Black Hills Gold Mine Tour guides.

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


Black Hills Gold Mine Tour Information


Adults: $11.95
Children 6-12: $8.95
Children 5 and younger no charge

Group Rates Available
with advance reservations  for groups of 15 or more

Open Daily

June, July, August
8am – 8pm
Last tour @ 7pm 

Apr, Oct 9am - 5pm
May, Sep 9am - 6pm
Last tour @ 1 hour before close


Reserve your Off-SEASON Black Hills Gold Mine Tour

November – March

Call (605) 666-4847
*Big Thunder Gold Mine is open Thur-Sun 9am-4pm starting 2nd weekend of March


Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a 50% refund with more than a 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will receive a full refund in case of Big Thunder's cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. A full refund may also be provided at the manager's discretion. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.