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Pioneer Auto Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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WOW... Not just Cars!!!

Pioneer Auto Museum has an awesome collection of cars but it is so much more.... they literally... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
ChopperHackit
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Toronto, Canada
What a treat! For car people and non car people alike.

I am not a car person. My husband is. We both thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's not just cars... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
isobel c
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Clifton Park, New York
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Established in 1954, and known as “The Big Variety Show,” the Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town in Murdo, South Dakota, provides families a trip through the history of 20th century America with its more than 250 classic cars, motorcycles, tractors...more
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503 E. 5th St., Murdo, SD 57559
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

Pioneer Auto Museum has an awesome collection of cars but it is so much more.... they literally have a little bit of everything. This is a place everyone would enjoy even if they are not into cars. It literally will take you several hours to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I am not a car person. My husband is. We both thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's not just cars. There are a lot of cars, but there is a lot of other "stuff" as well. Everyone there was so friendly, and the attached restaurant was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

You have never, and will never, see another place just like this! This is a great place to appreciate all things automotive! There is something everyone will enjoy, young or old!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Seen this museum 3 years ago. It had a few more exhibits. It alway was good. Same items as before. Good for a family or nostalgic visit. Motorcycles cars antiques and rare finds. It’s worth the stop on I90if you are going by Murdo.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

First a lot of parking space. The owner still do the introduction to His museum ...Nice Man. There is a lot to see in détail. A lot of small thing. Yes a great collection of old and not so old car. Great collection of tractor....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t going to stop here, but the General Lee from Dukes of Hazard was just too big a draw. It’s less than 2 minutes off the freeway, just off i83, and you can’t miss it. Entry is $11.50 per adult and then you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I have been travelling back and forth through this area for years and have never stopped at the Pioneer Auto Museum. This year we decided it was a must do and it was a good thing because we spent a good five hours here. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The museum is a must when in the area, we pass by every year on our way to Sturgis, this year we decided to stop in, and are glad we did. The cost is 11 for adult, the amount of vehicles on display is amazing,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Family of 8, ages 3-62 stoppped on our way across South Dakota. The 10 year old love the treasure hunt which netted a frisbee at the end of the visit. The older guys like all of the cars and the littler ones just loved being...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure about going here but we didn't have anything better to do with the time and I'm very glad we did. A very wide variety of automobiles plus farm tractors and some farm equipment and motorcycles and wagons and outboard motors really made for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ktsch
August 18, 2018|
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Response from johnj965 | Reviewed this property |
I would think not, I would suggest contacting them direct.
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Lawrence L
December 12, 2016|
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Response from benjamin W | Reviewed this property |
yep nearly everything is for sale, don't go expecting a bargin tho, he's a serious collector and knows what things are worth
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Lugelemier
June 10, 2016|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
There is room for an RV to pull up to the building and park. It dident seem to be to bussy. I do not know if there is overnight parking. Have fun. My the way the owner had the stars of American Pickers and Pawn Stars... More
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