South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Hill City

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  • Not bad but rather small historical Museum. Adjacent to the railway station from which a historic steam train, hosts inside a railway car with its original furnishings, telegraph station and a very large reconstruction of a rail route with trains, homes and around the contour. Little else to tell the truth and not wowed me while not just a disappointment.
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  • As a self confessed train nut, I always enjoy visiting the various museums scattered across our nation. This one in Hill City focuses on South Dakota Railroading and it does a superb job. While not a ...  more »
  • We were disappointed. We paid $10 each ($2 discount with train ticket) to walk through this small museum. If it were $2 each I'd say it was a good value. The exhibits were interesting, and the model t...  more »
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  • This is a Top of the Line Railroad Museum, with something for everyone. Antique RR dishes, RR tools and lanterns, old typewriters, huge model train running display, movie clips, old records, and souch more!
  • Beautiful scenery, nice to spend the day with family. Pulled pork sandwich is delicious
  • Great place, very interesting.
  • Waste of money. Our kids LOVE trains, so we figured we could do no wrong by going out of our way on our vacation to stop here. First off, the cost to ride the "historic" train is unreal. Absolutely astronomical. We couldn't afford that, but figured that the train museum might have, you know, trains. We paid $5 per adult to get in and found it to be one small room filled with old railroad items, most of which weren't even labeled. It looked like an episode of "American Pickers" gone bad. There was a model train set which would have been pretty cool if the curator had allowed my kids to even look at it. Every time my kids got close enough to even look at it, the curator told them to back away. They lost interest quickly. If you're into paying $5 to see what a set of dishes looked like on the Great Northern Railroad, then this place is perfect for you. If you want to see actual trains, don't waste your time or your money. Basically, we ended up paying $10 to watch our kids play with the off-brand wooden train tracks tucked away in a corner for 10 minutes. Waste of time and money.
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