Big Thunder Gold Mine


During hour-long, easy (and accessible) walking tours into this fully preserved mine, you’ll learn how, in the late 1800s, two German immigrants teamed up to stake their claim and extract gold using tools and techniques that kept the mine’s infrastructure intact. In the adjacent museum, you can see some of this mining equipment—and try your luck panning for gold.


604 Blair St.
Keystone, South Dakota 57751


43.89367200, -103.42379500

Open Hours

May and Sept.--Oct.: daily 9--6 (last tour at 5); June--Aug.: daily 8--8 (last tour at 7).
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(605) 666-4847

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