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Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

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Address: 2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
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
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**Closed for winter months. Our doors will re-open on Mothers Day 2016. See...

**Closed for winter months. Our doors will re-open on Mothers Day 2016. See you then!** 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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MUst see if you loved the movie

This is a real cool stop if you loved the movie "Dances with Wolves" Very fun and informative to tour the site and learn some of the behind the scene stuff that went on making the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
firedog1013
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

seen it when driving by and decided to stop and it was worth it. price was great (free) learned how they made rope

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a real cool stop if you loved the movie "Dances with Wolves" Very fun and informative to tour the site and learn some of the behind the scene stuff that went on making the movie.

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Thank firedog1013
Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This "town" is not much to see. The Fort Hayes building from the Dances With Wolves set is neat to view and free as are the other buildings on site. All can be seen in less than an hour. We stayed for the dinner and show. The dinner is basic at best. Choice of beef or chicken with baked potato,... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pleasantly surprised on how good the food was! They serve you chuck wagon style, slapping the food on a tin pie plate and then you bring it to the long picnic tables. Clearing it yourself too! Very efficient! The show was very entertaining with some very talented performers! 30 plus in our group and everyone was very impressed.

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Thank higgel
Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rory was our tour guide/driver for this 9 hr tour of the monuments we most wanted to visit. So knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor --- especially when we began having "clutch" problems. He reacted very professionally and had a "new" bus waiting for us at the Crazy Horse Monument. One hour stops at each monument seemed adequate... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I purchased advanced tickets through Rushmoore Tours for the dinner and show. The price for my wife and I was $63. I am sure you could get a coupon somewhere. We arrived early and looked around the remains of the "Dances with wolves" set. It was good especially if your a fan of the movie. It wouldn't be a bad... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After the movie was produced, they moved the town props to this place. Be sure to watch the movie "Dances With Wolves" BEFORE going here. It would be more meaningful to you to recognize the buildings. The BEST attraction here is the Wranglers Cowboy Music Show after dinner (with Elvis impersonator). They are multi talented musicians who put on an... More 

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Thank Patricia B
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant surprise for our breakfast and dinner with show. Professional entertainers and staff. Great "chuck wagon " food. Terrific evening music show

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Thank Linda K
Hornbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The fort was nice. The dinner was much better than I thought. You eat on long tables with other people, they have tin trays and you go in line and get your food. Basically it was like a cowboy mess hall. The meal was very good and it was fun. The show was average.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Fort Hays Old West and Dinner show as part of our Mount Rushmore tour, having both breakfast and dinner at Fort Hays. You seat yourself in the long picnic style wooden benches which are numbered and the seats are also numbered, and you simply find the seat number that is printed on your ticket. To get your... More 

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