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South Dakota's Original 1880 Town

Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Great place ,needs more care

I have stopped there twice ,one time in 2012 and then again in 2016 Its worth the stop because you... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
Pat A
Good stopping place to stretch legs

We stopped here after badlands on our way to mt rushmore. Kids got a kick out of the old fashioned... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
kimberlyb422
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“old west” (57 reviews)
“movie props” (16 reviews)
“root beer” (12 reviews)
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Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
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+1 605-344-2259
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"old west"
in 57 reviews
"movie props"
in 16 reviews
"root beer"
in 12 reviews
"gas station"
in 15 reviews
"western town"
in 13 reviews
"western movie"
in 5 reviews
"authentic buildings"
in 8 reviews
"movie set"
in 11 reviews
"south dakota"
in 32 reviews
"step back in time"
in 13 reviews
"rent costumes"
in 18 reviews
"train car"
in 15 reviews
"fun stop"
in 14 reviews
"original town"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 21 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

I have stopped there twice ,one time in 2012 and then again in 2016 Its worth the stop because you never see this kind of a town. The buildings are real not movie sets and they have a gift shop and things for sale. I...More

Thank Pat A
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We stopped here after badlands on our way to mt rushmore. Kids got a kick out of the old fashioned buildings. Husband and I had been here 20 years earlier and nothing has changed! Def wait in line for the wagon ride, it is free...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

My son and I were traveling cross country from Washington state back home to Georgia. We had some planned stops, but did not know about this gem! We saw billboards advertising the place and decided to stop. It was awesome seeing the authentic buildings from...More

Thank Mari B
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is a unique and fun place to visit. Many nooks and crannies to explore. It's chock full of different things to see and experience. The old buildings which were carefully preserved were a special treat. Somebody's heart truly went into developing this town. Our...More

Thank Cyndi2007
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

My husband and I stopped here on a cross-country road trip and it is one of our favorite parts of our entire trip. We had so much fun here! The staff is SO NICE and knowledgeable. With a little encouragement, we rented costumes to wear...More

Thank Carly-Rae H
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We were there an a day with heavy rain. the 1880's Town was closed due to the weather, but we were able to view the museum for $4/ person. I had been here about 10 years ago and found it very interesting. This visit the...More

Thank erjunebug
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This town is worth the time you spend to see it. Allow 2-3 hours at least. It is quite a conglomeration of buildings and items from the settlement days of the SD territory. It takes quite a bit longer to tour than you think it...More

Thank Tuff48
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

I'm not a big fan of "old Town" museums or reconstructions, but 1880 Town blew me away! My wife was also thoroughly impressed. Most of the buildings here are actual old buildings brought here from various places in South Dakota and arranged to form a...More

Thank TjDzik
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

You really need to spend at least 2 hours here to be able to see it all. They have 51! different places to visit. Wow! At least 30 of these buildings are original & are furnished with authentic items. This place is not only fun...More

Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the 1880's Town in route to Gregory from Rapid City We toured the area and museum of the movie "Dances with Wolves" movie props and set.

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dsongy7
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Mari B | Reviewed this property |
We were there during the week and the restaurant was only open on the weekends. I think you can bring a picnic lunch.
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UmiBrighton
September 22, 2017|
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Response from mountiamsandcanyons | Reviewed this property |
THE TRAIN FROM hill city departs at 10 am so im guessing the depo will open at 9 am. The train from keystone will depart on 11.15 am. these are times for sept and oct. you can get an up to date list by calling... More
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Lindalee S
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Susie K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they allow dogs if they are on a leash and well behaved
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