You already know the SOUNDS of the 1880 Train, but I just wanted to remind you of the SIGHTS you will see on a ride as well.
True, the train rolls through the Black Hills forest where you’ll see, well, trees. But there are some hills that are worth noting on your trek (see map), such as Old Baldy Mountain, Elkhorn Mountain and Tin Mill Hill. And don’t forget Harney Peak, the highest point in South Dakota, which is in view to the south.
Wildlife, such as white tail deer, mule deer, wild turkey, wood chucks and rabbits, are abundant along the tracks. However, sometimes they are shy so be patient. 🙂
We are now taking reservations for the 2014 season. Whenever you take your next 1880 Train ride, look out the window and soak it in!
I love riding the train….the most favorite part of the ride to me is waving at ALL the people sitting on their porches , swings, working in their gardens. They always enjoy it also…can’t wait for summer..?