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South Dakota's Original 1880 Town

Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Old West town charm!

Worth the stop for fuel and a snack also a dining train which is a bit rundown but unique. Also the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeff B
Sioux Falls
via mobile
Worth the stop

We didn't go in with expectations beyond curiosity, so we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Our only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca R
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“old west” (50 reviews)
“movie props” (13 reviews)
“root beer” (11 reviews)
Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth the stop for fuel and a snack also a dining train which is a bit rundown but unique. Also the Dances with Wolves movie props and info was great! The collection of old west buildings props and antiques are amazing! A western movie has...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go in with expectations beyond curiosity, so we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Our only regret was we didn't sit in saloon for a drink (soda) and popcorn because we thought the diner was open. Only when we got out of the visit did...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this would be a fun stop for our teens. After reading several reviews we decided to stop. I thought the price was reasonable, about $40 for 6 of us. The man at the desk was very nice and told us that everything was...More

Thank Van_HomeCentral_MN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've driven by here many times on our trip out west and finally stopped , so glad we did. From the man selling the tickets to the "bartender" at the saloon , we were treated with kindness and gratitude. "Wild Bill" let our 13 year...More

Thank JJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not even going to bother commenting on the antiques or the buildings or the entrance fees. What really disgusted me was the animal neglect. We saw a miniature horse with overgrown hooves and another horse with flies covering its belly. See pictures below.

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop is a nice break from all the driving! You will see the signs on the exit that you need to get off. You will also see the large skeleton T-Rex with it's human. Look for it. There is a picnic area and we...More

Thank morganc324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interstate 90 the long way across South Dakota is pretty barren and monotonous, and we stopped here because they had a gas station. Once there, we decided to tour the museum and the Old West town. The museum itself is pretty cluttered and reminded me...More

Thank Texcee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to take in some of the memorabilia from "Dances with Wolves". Surprised by how much western memorabilia there was and a charming old town setting from the old west. Great fun for all.

Thank Mrsnd2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was much cooler than we expected. It has an unbelievable amount of authentic buildings of the era, and the matching antiques to boot. Also a lot of movie props from Dancing with the Wolves. There is an admission fee, @10.00, but it was...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were headed home, needed fuel & saw this little village near a gas station. I had heard about it from some locals and we decided to go through the town. It was great! All of the buildings are authentic, having been moved from their...More

Thank Beverly1975
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Paul C
does the town offer RV overnights (even if it's only nearby)?
9 June 2017|
Response from Mrsnd2003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I did not stay there, but there is a campground next to 1880 Town.
Marie H
Do you take family photos dressed in clothes from the 1800"s
5 August 2015|
Response from Indigo_summer101 |
Yes! And you get to walk around town in your cloths! :)
How long should we plan to spend if we stop?
3 May 2015|
Response from RoseDoug2005 | Reviewed this property |
I would say plan to spend a good 2-3 hours there. There is a whole town to walk through and a gift shop. We were there for 2 hours when we went but depending on how fast you want to go through it it could take a longer or... More