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South Dakota's Original 1880 Town

Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Diner train car. Don't eat here

Stopped here on our way to black hills for breakfast...Do NOT do it! I had an ham and cheese... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian P
via mobile
Really authentic, worth the visit.

In the middle of nowhere you will find this western historic heritage monument. It is like a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Madrid, Spain
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  • Average9%
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“old west” (54 reviews)
“movie props” (14 reviews)
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Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to black hills for breakfast...Do NOT do it! I had an ham and cheese omelette and it had 1 slice of cheese and it was not worth the $$. Eggs didn't taste right and ham was not good. My wife...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In the middle of nowhere you will find this western historic heritage monument. It is like a museum made of authentic buildings brought from different places in the West. Each building collects and shows authentic antiques of different businesses: bank, saloon, post office, blacksmith, school,...More

Thank anagbl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have stopped in town on our way to Rapid city just before town closing. In cast of warm , summer sunset lighting town looks unbelievable beautiful. Old buildings remind of first settlers, I had a feeling that we have felt their spiritual companion while...More

Thank Roadram
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this 1880 town. There are over 30 original buildings as well as old train converted into a dinner. We enjoyed all the buildings. The museum is very nice as well as Dancing with Wolves artifacts used in the movie located on the...More

Thank hd452016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely not a touristy ghost town. These are authentic buildings from the 1800's filled with interesting items from that period. The highlight for me was the saloon. You can and should go into every building to see all the interesting stuff. My only...More

Thank Batmancop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost skipped this place but I'm so glad we stopped!! Ticket prices were reasonable for our family of four. Lots of neat buildings to tour and antiques to see!! The kids liked the animals and I enjoyed the old homestead site which was a...More

Thank henkelamy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While you pay a pretty penny to get in, I would say it is worth it for the amount to see!! The first part has old time antiques and some of the memorabilia from the movie Dances with Wolves. I love how they have the...More

Thank JoyousGirl91
Reviewed 1 week ago

The town is snapshot from the past. Most of the buildings are from area towns and are historic. The saloon is a place to stop and hang out for awhile before or after taking the free carriage ride around the town. The carriage driver is...More

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction does a good job "maintaining" the old structures while still letting them show their age. It was great to get a view of life back around 1880. The highlight of the trip, though, is getting a surrey ride with Bill and his horses...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read this place was really fun and so we went. I love this kind of stuff. But it was just ok! The staff was super friendly. We decided to dress up and the people helped us pick out outfits. For $7 you can dress...More

Thank ampond
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3 July 2017|
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Response from Jessica S | Reviewed this property |
I assume it's part of the 1880 town. We didn't walk to it when we toured the town but I assumed it was an authentic settlement type setting. I loved the town and we would have walked to it but rain was coming in and didn't... More
Paul C
9 June 2017|
Response from Mrsnd2003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I did not stay there, but there is a campground next to 1880 Town.
Marie H
6 August 2015|
Response from Indigo_summer101 |
Yes! And you get to walk around town in your cloths! :)