Hill City, South Dakota

Small in Size, packed with history, and bursting with hospitality, Hill City is a favorite destination in the Black Hills! Near all of the top attractions and filled with shops, restaurants, breweries and wineries, and hotels, you’ll be glad you stayed in the “Heart of the Hills”.

Things to Do

Brule Concert - Hill City Attractions

Trains, teddy bears, and trailrides. There is more to do in this little town than you might think. Discover all of the activities and attractions in the Heart of the Hills.

Places to Stay

Hill City Main Street

Whether you prefer sleeping under the stars or in luxurious linens, there is a place for you to stay in Hill City. Nearby campgrounds and cabins offer outdoor enthusiasts rustic accommodations,  while in-town hotels provide the comforts of home. Find your perfect place to stay here.

Where to Eat

Alpine Inn - Hill City Dining

Looking for a place to eat in Hill City? Look no more. These restaurants are sure to serve up just what you are craving.

our history

Hill City Established

Like many other towns in the Black Hills, Hill City was established during the gold rush. It was founded shortly after neighboring town Custer, making it the oldest existing town in Pennington County.

1880 Train

The Black Hills first passenger train on the line was introduced in the 1950’s after the collapse of the tin industry. Commonly referred to today as the “1880 Train”, guest can ride the train through the Hills to Keystone.

Archeology, Paleontology, and Geology

In August 1990 the the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton – nicknamed Sue – was found in the area. Since then Hill City has continued to evolve as an archeological, paleontological, and geological hub for Black Hills exploration and discovery. While Sue is now on display in Chicago, Hill City has the second largest and most complete T-Rex on display. Stan, as it is known, can be found at the Black Hills Institute.