Hill City got its start as a mining camp in 1876. Little gold was ever found but even today it’s obvious that Hill Citians work hard at other industries. The steam of a sawmill rises east of town. Three wineries and a wine/beer tasting room welcome travelers. Paleontologists and fossil hunters have created a world-renowned museum and studio on Main Street filled with fossils, replicas, minerals and more. Outfitters guide anglers and hunters through the forest, and an arts community has grown with fine galleries and special events. There’s more than gold that glitters in this town of 1,008 people.