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“A step back”

Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: **Closed for winter months. Our doors will re-open on Mothers Day 2017. 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.
Reviewed January 9, 2016

We stopped for 99 cent breakfast. Food was good made fresh it's always hot being it served on a tin plate. The day we stopped they had someone playing the piano while we has breakfast. After breakfast take a walk down to the shops in the fort. My son was able to make his own tin plate. The gentleman that was showing how to make it and explained every step. Then had my son make his own. If you want your own tin plate you can purchase the one you made for a price. It's a keepsake and great memories. We will stop again.

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Thanks for the review! Making the tin plate is a very fun experience that we enjoy being able to provide.
I look forward to seeing you next time you are here visiting.

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Reviewed December 28, 2015

This was a fun Dinner, the food was served Chuck Wagon style, and It was Chuck Wagon food but I did enjoy the show.

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Thanks for the review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the show and found the chuckwagon style of tin plates and cups to be as expected.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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Reviewed November 11, 2015

We didnt take in the dinner show, but we visited the old west town during the day. We loved the set up of the town, and we were surprised to learn that there are some activities there. One thing we enjoyed was stopping at a old rope shop where a gentleman showed us how they used to make rope. He got the kids involved and spent about 45 minutes with us, telling us stories while getting the kids to make their very own ropes, then teaching the kids how to lassoo. at the end you can purchase your rope for $5.. which we thought was too little, so we gave him a significant amount more for our kids ropes. The amount of time and effort he put into it was worth it! This is a great little stop on your way out to some other sights. Dont miss it!

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2015

Thanks for the review!! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and that your kiddos were able to make a rope in the rope shop. We always enjoy having the little ones help us out and learn about the rope making process.
I hope you stop by and see us again some time!

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Reviewed November 7, 2015

We took a bus tour of the area which included the dinner show. Somehow we lucked into the last tour and show of the season. We both loved the show. The musicians were very talented and there was a little comedy, too. The Old West Town was a nice diversion while you're waiting for dinner, so arrive 30 minutes prior to the dinner and look around. You can easily see everything in 30. Dinner filled us up, but wasn't great. A lot of bland is a good way to describe it. We at on long picnic tables and the food was on tin plates. Kind of fun. It might be a little difficult to maneuver if you have difficulty climbing into a picnic table. There are assigned seats with your reservation. The show more than made up for the blah meal. The bus tour was nice. I'd recommend that, too. We saw Mt. Rushmore, a lot of the Black Hills Park, buffalo, crazy pigtail bridges, tight tunnels through rock, Eye of the Needle, and Crazy Horse monument. The guide was entertaining and it was nice to be driven in a comfortable bus so we could just be dropped off at the sites and look out the windows as we rode along and not have to worry about how to get places and deal with navigation,

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Thanks for the review!!
I'm glad you were able to make it out before the end of our season. I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Black Hills and come back and see us again some time!

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

The tour was fun and seen lots of sights and our tour guide was great, lots of fun and gave us a lot of information, also good driver. It was late in the season, so the dinner part was closed, but the tour was well worth the time, about 9 hours, had a lunch stop and plenty of stops to get out and see sights and stretch your legs.

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Clint J, Director of Sales at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Thanks for the review! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the Tour that was provided by our partner Mount Rushmore Tours. The drivers do an amazing job at show casing the best of the Black Hills.
Tell some of your friends about us if they are coming out this way! I hope to see you again some time!

-Safe Travels

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