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Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
+1 605-394-9653
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Good family fun

Go early so you have time to visit the various stores. Two of them were moved from the set of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vicky A
Smithfield, Virginia, United States
Mt. Rushmore Tour and Cowboy Dinner Show

We took our 3 grandchildren 13, 11, and 9. We all throughly enjoyed the entire day. The tour was... read more

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**Closed for winter months. Our doors will re-open on Mothers Day 2016. See you then!** Start your day at Fort Hays Old West Town, site of the Oscar award winning movie set, Dances with Wolves. Walk along our boardwalk and make your own brick, tin plate, gem pan or make a twine lasso rope. There is no admission fee to browse the film set & South Dakota Film Museum. See the original buildings used in this popular Wild West movie. Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Cowboy Pancakes for 99 cents! Find the perfect souvenior at one of our three unique Gift Shops. Dinner shows are held at Fort Hays mid May through mid October.
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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
+1 605-394-9653
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go early so you have time to visit the various stores. Two of them were moved from the set of "DANCES WITH WOLVES". Dinner charming with huge tables where you sit with hundrens eat and watch an excellent show. Family orientated.

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our 3 grandchildren 13, 11, and 9. We all throughly enjoyed the entire day. The tour was very informative, food was good, and the Cowboys show very good. I was slightly afraid the show would be corny, but found it very well done!!...More

Thank epicurean49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wanted to see where dances with wolves was filmed.. there's a couple standing buildings very interesting to walk through and see parts of the movie.. they got a great little store.. place where you can pan for gems which was fun.. if your in the...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The dinner is just ok but the setting and the show make the night. Go 30 to 40minutes early if you have kiddo's so they can walk around, see the rope maker. The music is generally western but they do some classic rock as well....More

Thank SamSofnNad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbeatable for the family! Conveniently located on the route between Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore, the show is perfect for a hearty western meal and a great music show. Friendly staff and performers make you feel at home. Perfect for an evening following a day...More

Thank fredL9955BL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short drive from Rapid City, the Chuck Wagon is set up as a western museum - with special attention to Kevin Costners Daning With Wolves Memorabilia. Parking was in front of the ticket office. We strolled the "Main Street" before the show, met...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was worth the money... lots of fun and great entertainment! food was simple but really good. The beef was SO tender! The entertainment involves the audience. We would recommend going.

Thank h0th0th0t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort area is set up as it would have been in the era of forts. There are stores to shop in, a panning for gems, old car garage with memorabilia, chuck wagon dinner and a musical show that is very well done and entertaining....More

1  Thank interesting7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adults like the Dances With Wolves" props, and the kids loved all the "old junk" that they could mess with as much as they wanted. There were old west crafts to do. The boys made ropes from scratch. The dinner and show were fun, but...More

Thank SueGtoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see stop that is fun for the whole family! The Rope Maker will assist you to make a rope while presenting the Gospel. You can also take a self guided tour of the Dances with Wolves set. Enjoy the indoor chuckwagon dinner show!

Thank Suzie623
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Linda C
18 April 2017|
Response from lovetheplanes | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so! You may want to call and ask! Bl
26 January 2017|
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Response from BeachGrandmax4 | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that the entire facility is closed for the season until May. It might be worth a phone call to the Rapid City Visitor's Center to confirm that! Enjoy!
11 September 2016|
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Response from Mjaj2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great family fun