The Black Hills Central Railroad understands how to make a fascinating technological marvel feel safe and attractive to families. The 1880 Train is an icon of Black Hills tourism, fascinating children, intriguing gear heads and appealing to a sense of adventure. You know you are in the west when you are on a steam powered train! Recent improvements have softened the site and provided a more comfortable visitor experience. Engine No. 7 has gotten a place of prominence and advertises this unique attraction when not in use. Two new railroad themed shade structures organize visitors and keeps them out of the sun, rain, and sometimes snow.
Tallgrass Landscape Architecture is honored to be the go-to designer for this Black Hills icon. We provide shade structure design, site design addressing visitor and train site circulation, drainage issues, landscape display areas for historic trains and rail road equipment, and safety separations that enhance the visitor experience at both the Hill City and Keystone Stations.
Improvements here are ongoing. Expect to see more fun site developments in coming years!