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Pioneer Auto Museum

503 E. 5th St., Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-669-2691
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Extensive auto collection, more than most auto museums

You've got to be into cars and/or motorbikes, or at least curious about them, to enjoy this. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aussiewanderers
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Sydney, Australia
been here a few times

its a nice stop to break up the drive a lot of cars to see tractors pick ups its a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elliot m
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northbrook il
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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 and bicycles.Prairie Town continues the adventure; offering visitors a rendezvous with the past via self-guided tours through early renditions of a Midwestern, turn of the century town, complete with depot, bank, and school.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“old cars” (28 reviews)
“general lee” (21 reviews)
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503 E. 5th St., Murdo, SD 57559
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+1 605-669-2691
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"farm equipment"
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"muscle cars"
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"treasure hunt"
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"restored cars"
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"car enthusiast"
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"prairie town"
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"entry price"
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"style diner"
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"private collection"
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"fantastic collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You've got to be into cars and/or motorbikes, or at least curious about them, to enjoy this. There must be over a hundred vehicular items, not all in great condition, but many in showroom condition. Many are accompanied by explanations of their historical significance. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a nice stop to break up the drive a lot of cars to see tractors pick ups its a nice stop worth your time even the kids will like it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a big city museum,more like a flea market ,worth the stop,very friendly and large gift shop

Thank john h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to skip this on our trip but at the last minute, decided we could spend an hour here if we got there when they opened. An hour is NOT enough time. There is so much to see. If you are into cars,...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you love cars and antiques, this is a do not miss attraction. The people working here couldn't be friendlier. There is so much to see, you can spend quite a few hours here. My teenage girls were a little bored, but I enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This place has a little bit of everything! There is the General Lee, lots of antique cars, and random artifacts from years past. My kids enjoyed the old picture show machines. There are buildings here too: fire station, school house, jail, etc. clean bathrooms and...More

1  Thank Katrina S
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

This was a fun stop! The man at the counter was very informative with things in the musuem. Lots of neat things to see. It's more than just cars (even though there are tons of cars). It's a little town in there! There was even...More

1  Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

First, let me say that are things for kids to do all through the attraction (smart owners!). My guy is a big car enthusiast so I agreed to travel here to see this museum. There are a ton of cars in various buildings with clear...More

1  Thank vas57
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I'm not into old cars but my husband and boys were interested in stopping so we did. I'm surprised to say I enjoyed it alot (as did all of us) and we ended up being there about 2 hours. It's more than just cars, they...More

2  Thank lizzyndan
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. A privately owned collection of mainly cars, but including everthing from tractors, motor bikes to toys. There are some special items like Elvis's motorbike, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard, and a beautifully built wooden car. Nearly everything is...More

1  Thank john j
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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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Lugelemier
June 10, 2016|
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Response from Rust-E-Junque | Reviewed this property |
You bet , RV , semi , bus , whatever you drive you can park pretty close!
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