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“Old West Town”

South Dakota's Original 1880 Town
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Murdo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We have stopped at this attraction before so this time we stopped for lunch. As we were waiting in this authentic old train car --surprise. All the tables were being used but we had an extra seat open at ours. This friendly looking gentleman came in and we offered him our extra seat.---What a surprise this man turned out to be the owner and builder of this town. He had so many interesting stories and we loved talking to him. But life goes on and we had to be on our way. We stayed as long as we could and after we left we wished we had stayed longer. He is a fantastic memory of our trip and the food was delicious also.

2  Thank minneapol
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I agree with some of the other reviews that this place is run down, but it's still very fun. We hit 1880s town, drove the badlands and saw Crazy Horse monument and my 11 year old boy said the 1880s town was the only fun thing (the rest of us loved all of these things). You can rent costumes and dress up in old west clothes to walk the town. I really wish we would have done this. I know many of these old buildings are too far gone to restore them, but this could be better if the buildings were just cleaned. Some are really nasty. There's a house with a crib with a bird's nest over it and droppings on the crib headboard. A good cleaning could make this place so much better. Really though, it was fun. Everyone should see it once and make sure you grab a sasparilla in the beautiful saloon.

1  Thank 792rachelb
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped at the 1880 town was very disappointed all the out buildings was a in disrepair and it's not handicap accessible it would have been nice if they were trying to preserve this buildings so the future Generations see what the past is like but being disrepair like they are that would probably never happen it's so sad I don't recommend but if you want to stop go ahead you'll see what I'm talking about have a wonderful vacation to y'all

1  Thank oldmanjoe1956
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the 1880's town. The buildings were very neat, and we especially loved the collection from the movie, "Dances with Wolves".

1  Thank Amber D
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

After traveling a good distance with children, we decided to stop. This place has original buildings and displays that folks have donated to make it authentic. There is a wagon ride included in the price. The kids enjoyed the show in the saloon which included children from the audience. Drinks and snacks were reasonably priced. You can rent costumes to take photos with your own camera all over the town. This was very educational for the kids. There is a display of movie props from the movie dances with wolves. Staff are super friendly, gift shop with reasonable prices.

1  Thank Amy G
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