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“Great evening out, western style”

Bar D Chuckwagon Supper Show
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Owner description: Cowboy Music and Comedy Stage Show with songs of the Old West, comedy and lively instrumentals to please the whole family. The Show ticket includes a chuckwagon supper and an evening's entertainment. The Chuckwagon Fare is sliced roast beef or chicken breast simmered in our famous barbecue sauce, a combo that includes both beef and chicken, or an optional flame grilled ribeye steak all served with a Potato, Oven Baked Beans, Chunky Applesauce, Homemade Biscuits with butter and local honey, fresh baked spice cake, Natural Lemonade, and Chuckwagon Coffee. Activities include 4 gift shops, locally made Chocolate shop, expanded Playground, Train Ride, Hay Ride, Gold Panning, Hose Shoes, Roping, Hermit's Ruin Nature Trail, and the Bar D Wranglers playing requests in the record booth. Open 7 nights a week Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The shops, activities and ticketing open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
Gruver, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great evening out, western style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the chuck wagon supper, and show. I would definitely recommend this to all families for an entertaining evening out. My 6 year old was singing right along with the wranglers, and enjoyed every minute of the show. The food was good, with generous portions. The cowboys were very entertaining. If we make it back to Durango, we would probably go again. We went to the Flying W Ranch, in Colorado Springs (a year before it burned) and although I enjoyed that very much, I would have to say I enjoyed the Bar D, a little more.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kids loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a party of five and it was a blast for all of us from ages 5 - 38. The food was fine but the show was totally worth it. I want to say thank you to the Bar D Wranglers
for the good clean fun. Loved it!!!

Visited June 2013
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Troy, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent value for a night's entertainment.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We have to visit the Bar D when we come through here. We've never had a bad experience. Great meal and show for the money!

Visited June 2013
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Monticello, Utah
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“Saddle Up for the Bar D Chuckwagon.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

The easiest description I can give of Bar D Chuckwagon is FUN!!! The atmosphere rustic and serene; the staff are so, so friendly; the cowboy food is hearty and filling; and the entertainment ranged anywhere to sentimental to fall on the floor funny. The drive along Route 250 is beautiful; we saw two young Elk grazing, but unfortunately there is no real shoulder to pull off on to take photos. To get to Route 250, make a turn onto 32nd Street in Durango (City Market side); follow to the 250 junction and turn to the left; keep on following the road till you see those welcoming gates to the Bar D; follow the paved road to the parking lot. Once you park, head on over to the train station to purchase your tickets. The price includes the meal and the show; the tickets have assigned table numbers, so the earlier you get there (it opens at 5:30pm), the closer to the stage you are). There is a train ride for the children; also a wedding chapel for ceremonies.

As you continue walking around, you'll see the Record Shop where CDs and DVDs of the Bar D Wranglers can be purchased. There are many more shops, and there is bound to be something that catches your eye; or your taste buds like at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop. The outside decor ranges from historic to simply fun. The back area of the property contains the dining section with wooden, picnic style tables and benches; all with numbers that correspond with the tickets. The kitchen area doubles as the stage once meals are done with. The backdrop for the entire area is a beautiful forest and towering formations of stone.

Dinner begins at 7:30pm and Bar D is not chintzy with the food items; your cowboy plate is full. For those with really large appetite, if there are extras available, they will be offered after everyone has gotten their firsts. Lemonade, coffee and water are served in metal cups; remember this is a cowboy dinner and you're going rustic. Choices in meat range from BBQ Beef, BBQ Chicken, Combo of both or Ribeye Steak; beans, baked potato, biscuit, applesauce and spiced cake are included too. See, told you they were not cheap on the grub.

Bar D Wranglers are the entertainment for the evening and they are, not just very talented, but absolutely wonderfully fun to listen to. The Western songs vary from sentimental to hilarious; for instance, their updated version of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" to "Low Riders in the Sky". At any moment I was expecting Gabriel Iglesias to walk on stage yelling, "Martin!!!" One of the original founders and owners of the Bar D came out on stage to sing about opossums; Cy Scarborough started this Chuckwagon rolling along in 1969. He helped to end the evening with a patriotic medley of the United States, and it was hard not to stand, put your hand over your heart and sing along.

If you're visiting Durango, whether spending a few days, overnight, or going home the same day; make sure to plan for an evening at Bar D Chuckwagon. Get along little doggies.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“entertaining Western show, but not PC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

The food is not Bar D's strong point. Beans, slices of beef or pieces of chick sloshing in sauce. overly sweet lemonade. No fresh vegetables except the baked potatoes. I guess in that respect it is authentic. Generous portions, with refills if you want them.
Amazingly, and it is worth experiencing, they feed 700 in half an hour. Very well done. In fact, you will wait longer in line to buy your tickets than to get your food.
The Western music/comedy show is very well done, with talented players and humorous patter. But it is not PC, so be prepared. Do we need a song demeaning Mexican-Americans? Our program included a religious song and three (3) patriotic songs.

Visited May 2013
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