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Buffalo Chip Campground

20622 131st Avenue, Sturgis, SD 57785
Buffalo Chip Campground
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate all the whinny reviews about showers, food and beer at the Chip. What more do these people want for the reasonable price they pay to see the best concerts at the rally and camp at the Chip? I rode there over 1000 miles the first time I was there with nothing more than a sleeping bag and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here a few days during the Rally last year. First off I never met a stranger! Everyone was laid back and helpful from other campers to Staff. If you are tent camping,which I was, get there early to get an ok spot. Not much shade. It is pretty much a cow pasture. The shower houses had staff there to... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stayed at the Chip, also stayed before the South Dakota statute 35-1-5.6 went into affect, "Consumption of alcoholic beverages on on-sale premises from which beverage not purchased as misdemeanor. It is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage upon the premises of a licensed on-sale dealer if the alcoholic beverage was not purchased from the... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are wanting a quiet, spotless place, with 5 star amenities , You need to go elsewhere. Sturgis Bike week and the Buffalo Chip is about the party, the rides, the concerts, Get real people its a Bike Rally. What Woody and the staff at the Chip puts together is unreal, absolutely the best Biker party anywhere. I stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've worked this venue 5 years in a row and the only way to describe it is spring break for bikers. But better bring a tent or an RV. No hotel or real rooms on the grounds. Get the $2 beer mug $1 refills all day and if Sweet Cyanide is playing check out our show.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

They are over priced they check your bike and camper every time you go in to take your alcohol. And sell you over price beer. They search our RV inside and out. They charge for everything, really be n the showers too now.

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Tygh Valley, Oregon, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

a first time experience we had a wonder full time the only problem we had was they told us to tent camp anywhere so we did after two nights we were awakened we were camped on beach access reserved for rvs had to move we were upset but we decided to stay one more day we really enjoyed the concerts... More 

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Family member at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time and that you'll be back. Our apologies that you had to move your camp. We'll make sure to mark off those RV spots ahead of time to prevent that from happening next year. In case you didn't know, next year is the motorcycle rally's 75th anniversary party at the Chip. It is... More 

Lubbock, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I don't want to say it was bad. The staff was friendly and working hard, the Museum was really cool and the concerts were great. However, the atmosphere has really changed. In my opinion there are too many golf carts and RVs. The party has also died down a lot. Not sure if the town is enforcing more controlled behavior... More 

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Family Member at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a good time. Since it sounds like you are looking for some major excitement you should really make sure to come experience the 75th motorcycle rally anniversary party at the Chip in 2015. It is anticipated to be pretty epic. And hey, stick around a little longer this time too. :) Thanks for the review... More 

Ellisville, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I do a lot of research before I go places, I love to read all of the tripadvisor reviews and I also like to research websites of where I go. I have to say this is why I was disappointed. I also want to say I don't believe everything I read. I know people have pretty high expectations. So, I... More 

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Family Member at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

We appreciate the candid review. We’ll try to be equally candid. Yes we're The Best Party Anywhere, which is why we particularly appreciate you saying you think the concerts are great, the sound quality is awesome no matter where you are, and that everyone is friendly and loves to visit. In addition to being a place where people come to... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are planning to experience the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, then plan to make the Sturgis Buffalo Chip your home base. They have everything you need camping, great variety of food, souvenirs, 7 stages with great entertainment including big name headlining acts on the Wolfman Jack Main stage, a complete motor sports complex, bike shows, beautiful girls, clean facilities, helpful... More 

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SturgisBuffaloChip, Family Member at Buffalo Chip Campground, responded to this review

Dang. That is one of the most succinct, condensed lo downs of what the Chip has going on we've seen. It's really only missing one thing. We're the Best Party Anywhere too. :) We have to assume five stars means you had a good time, so thanks for taking the time to inform the traveler and for letting us know.... More 

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