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“An experience worth stopping for”

Four Mile Old West Town
Ranked #19 of 38 things to do in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Mary is a very hospitable soul who knows her history. Interesting things for show and sale in the store. We know what it takes to manage and maintain a showplace like this. Even though everything is rustic and 'old', it still takes daily physical work to take care of things. The video tape is old school, so that's kind of neat. It is definately a labor of love for children to have the experiences of living among these buildings and stores. Kudos to Mary and her Grandson Justin for their hard and often unappreciated work.

3  Thank Valerie S
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Hey... if you like history, especially history of the American West, this is a very cool place. It is mostly outdoors, and the treasures appear to be subject to the weather a bit, but the staff / owners are EXTREMELY knowledgable about the subject matter. This is a Ph.D. place with humor mixed in. The staff could deliver a formal lecture at an historical society, and perhaps they have. I still think about the artifacts in the varioius cabins as being very representative of old life on the mountain prairies. If you seek an experience different than the typical tourist traps, this is the place to go.

1  Thank familymanMidwest
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

paid $5 for a self guided tour with hand held tape recorder. was it worth $ 5--no the best part of the place was listening too the people who worked there. They were dressed in period clothes and seemed very knowledgeable regarding the time period and its history.. Kudos to them !

Thank lillypoo
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Since we are history buffs and just like the Old West, we knew we wanted to go here! Friendly ladies greeted us and told us about the town and a little history. You get an old-fashioned cassette recorder to narrate what we were seeing and some more history. This is a self-guided tour and you get to enter the buildings and have a mostly hands-on experience. We probably spent about 2 hours in there....SO MUCH to see and read. $5/person gread deal.
Great little gift shop with great prices!

Two drawbacks- One was the voice on the tape recorder... boring and monotone.
Second was all the current day stuff laying around (ladder, paint, truck, hose, tape and more). Perhaps a way to disguise all this or keep it hidden in sheds?

Overall, a great place to visit. A fun place for photo ops with your children!

Not really accessible by wheelchair due to broken floorboards throughout complex.

1  Thank Alicia J
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Finally found the place and all it was were shed like buildings with a fence around them on an acre of land. Got the feel that everthing was "staged" to seem like an old west town. Don't waste your time.

Thank Sonia B
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