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Address: 108 Main Street, Hill City, SD
Phone Number: 605-574-2266
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Teddy Bear Town is a little gingerbread house that displays the Guinness...

Teddy Bear Town is a little gingerbread house that displays the Guinness World Record of over 8000 teddy bears. Bears in the collection have come from every U.S. state and 24 foreign countries and no two are alike. There is no charge to see the collection, runs on a donation basis plus sales from the gift shop. It is opened daily from Memorial Week-end thru mid-Sept., 8a.m. til 7p.m. Off-season tours are given upon request.

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Check it out- it's free

This is a free attraction and it is in the Guinness Book of World Records. I honestly am not interested in teddy bears, but the lady is super nice and is always trying to break... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

She has been in the Guinness Book of World Records 6 times. She didnt have a teddy bear from India, so we shipped her one when we got back home. She has a nice collection and stories.

Thank Travelllholic
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a free attraction and it is in the Guinness Book of World Records. I honestly am not interested in teddy bears, but the lady is super nice and is always trying to break her record. There are some bears in there from far away and I appreciate her passion.

Thank Tripcritic75
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Jackie, it was so nice meeting you and your large collections of teddy bears! Our daughter and her friend had a lovely time seeing your Teddy Bear Town. We promised to send you a bear from Holland so I am searching for the right bear. When I find it I will send it to you. Regards from Decia

Thank Rommel o
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a neat place to take the kids. This is the woman's entire collection of teddy bears. I think its neat that she shares them with the world. Its covered wall to floor with teddy bears and the space can be pretty small so if you're clausterphobic enter when there is very few people in there. There are teddy... More 

Thank Natasha P
Storm Lake, Iowa
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Jackie's passion for each and every one of the 8000-some bears housed in this house/museum is apparent. Each has a story, and you can become part of it! It's free, unusual, and right on main street. Pop in for a quick look around, or getting talking and stay an hour or more. One person can change the world -- Jackie... More 

Thank IowaAvidReader
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Yes lots of bears! Jackie Miley has the largest collection of teddy bears and is the Guinness World Records. She hopes to break her own record and would like 10,000 teddy bears. She has a story for each one. Most of the bears are donated for various reasons. One was that the kids grew up and didn't want the stuff... More 

1 Thank Doris W
Winnipeg, Canada
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The premise is that people send in their teddy bears from all over. My 11-yo daughter that it was interesting, but the rest of us could not wait to leave. It's a neat concept though - definitely unique!

1 Thank spanielrage
Oxford, Michigan
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was interesting hearing stories about the bears and how people from all over the United States and over the world have donated bears. My son asked a lot of questions and the owner was kind enough to indulge him. I hope they're able to expand soon! We really wished their was a better and large selection for teddy bears... More 

Thank Michele P
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a neat place to go to and listen to the owner explain about her bears, its amazing how many different places she has gotten bears from! Only thing I wish she had a bigger variety of things for sale:)

Thank Glanda G
Hill city sd
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We were told about this from the lady at the visitor center since we had small children. Went in and the lady was very friendly. My kids all asked for a particular theme of a bear and she was able to find that bear and even tell a story about it. A mermaid bear a Star Wars bear and a... More 

2 Thank Crazysparky

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