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Fort Hays Old West Town & Dinner Show

Address: 2255 Fort Hays Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: (888) 394-9653
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Ranked #10 of 27 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Start your day at Fort Hays Old West Town, site of the Oscar award winning movie set, Dances with...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:15 pm
Owner description: 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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'm surely glad I had a 1/2 off coupon (or BOGO), because it was barely worth that. The food was mediocre. The music was pretty good. The comedy was poor. The floor was dirt and the seating was backwards to the stage!!! I won't go again (and the wife said the same thing.

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U.P.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was interesting. We went for the pancake breakfast and to see some of the buildings used in "Dances with Wolves". The pancake breakfast is advertised as an all you can eat pancake breakfast. Anything that goes with the pancakes is definitely extra. They were closing as we got there. We checked the times and they were supposed to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Did the Rushmore tour package which was enjoyable from beginning to end...two things that stand out in my memory of the day are the dinner show and (Matt?) the tour bus driver...totally exceeded my expectations!

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Newcastle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's a really fun place to visit! I went with my friends and we all loved it! the set and surroundings really make you feel like you have stepped back in time! They serve the traditional cowboys breakfast on tin plates. They have serveral cars and waggons to have a look at dotted around the site, and they have plenty... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is pretty good and the band are great. Watch out for the amazing fiddle player "Lizzie". I recommend the BBQ beef over the chicken when you get the choice with the meal

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RAPID CITY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ft Hays, from Dances With Wolves! Check out the rope making shop and the tin plate shop (free). My 13 yo grandson got to help make a rope, and took a lasso home. Then we took in the chuck wagon supper. Good food, followed by an outstanding musical show! Chan Foresman and the Ft Hays Ranglers really know how to... More 

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Williams, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We did full day tour, we were picked up at our hotel & taken to Ft. Hays for the all you can eat breakfast, which included pancakes, sausage & biscuits & gravy with coffee& juice. Then loaded the bus for an all day tour which was excellent. Having a great driver & guide, Matt, made the day go by so... More 

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Queensbury, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On our cross-country RV trip we visited Mount Rushmore as our 1st attraction. While planning the adventure I had considered doing the " Mt. Rushmore tour" - driving myself. Oh boy, am I glad I didn't. This day long adventure is one of the best values we got during our entire trip. We got there early [7 AM] and, enjoyed... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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100 reviews 100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited 3 years ago a similar show in Idaho and we have to say, that show was more exithing... The food here was very basic and the meat almost cold when you get back at your table. There was chicken too but you had to make a choice ... meat ?, ok but than no chicken and visa versa.... More 

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Pomona, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped by this place and expected to see a movie set and some authentic items from the Old West. There really wasn't much there and many of the items sitting around are newer in tim. We did not go to the Dinner theatre, so I can't judge that. But if your not interested in the tour or shows, I... More 

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