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20622 131st Avenue, Sturgis, SD 57785
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Ellisville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The list of bands and events seems to go on and on. There's so much to see and do at The Buffalo Chip and more events are added every year. This year, some of the bands on the side stages could have played main stages anywhere else in the country. And the bands on the main stage at The Chip... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your view, and thank you even more for having a good time while you were there. In 2014 we challenged ourselves to add more bands and more events for you than the Chip has ever had, so it's especially nice when people like you take note. Your comments help reassure the crew... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Buffalo Chip is the place to stay during the Sturgis Bike Rally. Yea, it might be a little pricey but where else can you see the list of bands that they line up each year. I did notice that the portapotty situation had gone down hill this year but it was still the campground that we will return to... More

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

Glad you had a good time! Glad you'll be back! And hopefully you'll come back again and again and again because we all know that even if there's nothing in the world like the Buffalo Chip, there really is no Buffalo Chip without you. Ultimately the goal is to keep making this party better for you to enjoy. So speaking... More

Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For the few nights we stayed, the price seemed reasonable at $160 for camping and shows. The concert lineups were great and I would definitely return for the shows. That's about where it stops for me returning. The bathroom setup is really poor. The outhouses were unusable. I could smell them just walking by. The showers were cold. Not just... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed the shows, will return for more concerts, and that you "had a great time here." We care about your concert experience and we care about your camping experience as well. Please know that we read every review and that we attempt to address every comment about the campground so we can try to make it better... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Chip is still one of the best parties at Sturgis, overpriced but what isn't at events like this. First thing the golf carts got to go. This is a biker party not Augusta. They rent them for $75.00 per day. So many in fact you can hardly get your Harley in or out. Alot of activities have been moved... More

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

Thank you for the review and for saying the Chip is one of the best parties at Sturgis. We do apologize for any negative experience you may have had. We agree that the golf carts can be a nuisance at times and we intend to continue to limit them from entering the amphitheater. The beer prices you mentioned are incorrect.... More

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have a went to Sturgis for Bike Week 8 out of the last 10 years and always stay at The Chip. It is not the place it used to be too many children for a true biker best party any where. Young children 18 months old at the concerts young children 10 to 14 years old roaming around the... More

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

Thank you for your review. This should be an easy one to address. We agree that children should not come to the party. That is why our online policy explicitly reads: CHILDREN Do not bring children. The Sturgis Rally is a party for adults. Thank you Daymon More

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
29 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is trip #3 to Sturgis' bike rally. The cost was over $700 to tent camp here for a week. I realize a lot of that is for the concerts, which we enjoyed. That is the extent of what is good about The Buffalo Chip. This is going to be a LONG review... Absolutely everything is an upcharge. There are... More

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

Wow, that definitely is a long review. :) Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts, and for giving us a warning about it first. :) Please know that we care about the experience you had at the Chip and that we would like to take a moment to respond, and in a few instances correct any misstatements,... More

Wichita
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The first of the long list of problems, you do & will be searched (bikes, vehicles, trailers and RV's) for guns & alcohol, wich will be taken and told you will get back when you leave.....good luck on that story!!! You can keep your items if you flash some cash at the person checking your "personal" stuff!!!! When we made... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Please contact us directly through our website or by phone regarding any issues you may have had. We read and address every review and email we receive. Because we care about your experience at the Chip we will respond to each one of your concerns below. Regarding the... More

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Address: 20622 131st Avenue, Sturgis, SD 57785
Location: United States > South Dakota > Sturgis
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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