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Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

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Address: 2255 Fort Hayes Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 16053949653
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7:00 am - 8:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Start your day at Fort Hays Old West Town, site of the Oscar award winning...
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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My friend and I had such a great time. The breakfast was good, the tour was fantastic, the dinner was good, and the show was fantastic. What a great way to start a vacation. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Indio, California, United States
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Indio, California, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had such a great time. The breakfast was good, the tour was fantastic, the dinner was good, and the show was fantastic. What a great way to start a vacation. It just set the pace for the rest of the trip. I loved the music, I was shocked it was so good. Imagine hearing music from... More 

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Cornish
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the breakfast, it was reasonably priced for families and loved the entertainment. The piano player was very entertaining and presented a very fun atmosphere. The Tin shop was lots of fun; It was a good time learning to mold the tin. We also went back in the evening for the dinner and show. This is all around a... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our visit. Good food, great show. Lots of fun! When we called to book our party, we were told we'd have to sit in the balcony, and be able to carry our plates up. Turns out, that was the best place to be, as we had seats with backs for the show after... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome dinner and show. Was there as part of a bus tour package thru Mt. Rushmore Tours. Food was great and show rivaled any show in Branson

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a very good chuckwagon dinner show experience. Food is typical chuckwagon fare. The show is mostly music and the musicians were excellent. If you arrive a bit early, there are some demonstrations of Western crafts. Altogether a very good value for the money. The emcee opened the evening with a Christian prayer. I share this so that, if... More 

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Iowa
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I found the musical review quite entertaining, featuring very talented musicians. The meal was quite good with quick service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Was doubtful at first about this but was pleasantly surprised. The staff is so friendly and the band was great. The food was good and it was fun eating it out of tin plates. Great time! Perfect ending to the Mt Rushmore tour!

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We enjoyed our evening at Fort Hays Chuckwagon Dinner Show. We had good service. There are a few interesting things to see on the grounds before the supper & show begin.. If you have a bad back or are handicapped like my husband, be sure to ask about handicap seating. Otherwise you will be at long picnic type tables that... More 

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad that found our Handicap seating to your liking! -Safe travels to you and your family! More 

Watertown, South Dakota, United States
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We got reduced tickets through groupon. Got there early and truly enjoyed watching and visiting the tin smith and knife maker. Meal was very good, efficiently served and was a great start to the evening. The music following the dinner was friendly, casual with excellent musicians and a nice variety of music. Dinner served precisely at 6:30 and you are... More 

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have allot of fun out here with our demonstrations of the plate making and rope shop! I hope you had a great time here in the Black hills and had a safe trip back home! More 

Waterloo, Iowa
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Take a walk thru the buildings used in the movie Dances with Wolves. Get an old tin plate, watch them make rope and knives. The dinner and show was very good. Tons of food.

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We definitely have allot do to out here in the mornings and evenings! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time out here with us! Stop by and see us again some time! More 

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