Thunderhead Falls

10940 W Hwy 44

Imagine the frustration of 1878 Miners, hotly pursuing a promising quartz vein deep into the canyon wall with hand drills, blasted with black gun powder...when suddenly tons of icy water came pouring down into the gold mining tunnel at the rate of 8 cubic feet per second.

This historic old gold mine is the oldest gold mine open to the public in the Black Hills area.  The easy walk along the rushing underground stream is a delightful experience for both young and old. Electric lighting accentuates the natural colors of the mineralized formations.


Reviews

Mama M. Mama

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Monday, July 25, 2016

7-25-16: CLOSED!!! What?! Yes. Signage all along the roads, only to find that the whole thing is closed up and over grown. Super bummed...was a fun memory from a previous trip 6 years ago.

B Fehrman

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Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Great, underground waterfall. Don't miss it!

kim hawk

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Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

was there 7-16-2016 CLOSED signs everywhere directing to the place and a sign at entrance "CLOSED" .....what a waste of my time to get there to see it CLOSED

Olivia Hill

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Absolutely stunning scenery!

A Google User

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Girl Scouts chose this from the online description weeks before our trip. We were terribly disappointed! They were a cash only operation that took our check only reluctantly. The "600" foot waterfall could only be seen for 40 feet. And there was very little information. Don't waste the trip!