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Buffalo Chip Campground

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20622 131st Ave, Sturgis, SD 57785-6628
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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, known as the Largest Festival in Motorcycling™ and the Best Party Anywhere™, is a nine day concert venue and campground located on 560 acres 3 miles East of Sturgis, SD. It's concert series dates coincide with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip's campground concert series hosts the the biggest names in music as well as tons of other activities such as Bikini Contests, fire dancers, zip lines, motorcycle jumpers, mud bog racers, motorcycle and guitar sweepstakes, Live DJ Dance club and go go dancers, midget bowling, karaoke. It's a must see, once in a lifetime, will never forget experience.
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dbartman wrote a review Oct 2019
keystone, SD3 contributions
I've lived near the chip for over 23 years and never went to a concert or any other event there because I always heard it was a bad scene with poor parking, rude people, fights, etc. I was given free tickets to the Styx concert this year and decided I was going to go no matter what. All I can say is wow was what I heard wrong! I arrived around 6:30 PM, turned into the free parking lot on the east end of the grounds and was promptly guided into a spot, I was asked where I was going afterward and I was given great advice as to where to go after the concert for the fastest way out. My wife and I walked into the chip, showed our wristbands and headed in through security. Everyone was polite and gave us great answers to help a first timer out. We walked up to within 4 rows of center stage and enjoyed all 3 concerts that night, everyone around us were Awesome, we saw no violence, rude people, or disrespect of our space to enjoy the concerts. Afterward we walked right out to our vehicle and within 5 minutes we were on our way home. I applaud the Buffalo Chip staff for an incredible experience and for showing this first timer but definitely not last timer, how wrong the stories about bad times at the Chip.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground
Responded Oct 15, 2019
We are so glad you decided to come out and enjoy a night of epic concerts and even happier that you had a great experience! We look forward to seeing you again next August!
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goingup2000 wrote a review Oct 2019
Rapid City, South Dakota6 contributions
my girlfriend and i enjoy going to concerts and the buffalo chip brings some of the best entertainment to the area - plus how can you beat enjoying a concert at the buffalo chip with some great friends - been going since i was a kid - but it is a whole lot different now than it was back then - more inviting
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground
Responded Oct 15, 2019
It's great to see your smiling faces each year!
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Jacy H wrote a review Oct 2019
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I am a motorcycle mechanic and loved the friendliness and cleanliness of this campground it was amazing to spend 16 days at this beautiful place! I took my breath away seeing the landscaping and how patriotic the Buffalo Chip was it was a all out perfect first experience for Sturgis! I wouldn’t trade it for the world the entertainment was out of this world and staff was so helpful.. Count me in for next year and the year after because I’m a lifer now!! No better place to be!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground
Responded Oct 15, 2019
We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time at the Chip and we look forward to seeing you every August from now on! Thanks for being part of our family!
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ki0ki wrote a review Sep 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia6,339 contributions226 helpful votes
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If you are there for an evening show they let you sleep it off in a tent area. (Bring YO tent). Great venues all over the campground and great performers. Free pancake breakfast every morning during the Rally.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Great advice!
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TooHoottie wrote a review Aug 2019
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16th year of staying at the Chip - improves each year, but some things never change - nor should they. Check the porto-johns before you use them. Pay showers are clean. Beer is cold and bands are great.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from SturgisBuffaloChip, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Chip Campground
Responded Oct 15, 2019
We continue to work hard to make improvements every year, we like clean facilities and hot water as much as the next guy! Looking forward to seeing you in 2020!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Chip Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Buffalo Chip Campground?
Nearby attractions include Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (4.8 miles), Full Throttle Saloon (2.0 miles), and Old Fort Meade Museum (3.0 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Buffalo Chip Campground?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Buffalo Chip Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Knuckle Saloon, Jambonz Grill & Pub, and Iron Horse Saloon.
Are there any historical sites close to Buffalo Chip Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Meade National Cemetery (3.3 miles).