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Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
+1 605-394-9653
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Great Show

The show is excellent. Very talented people. The food is great, and they are not stingy on servings.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hysham, Montana
Great night out

While staying in a local cabin we were given tickets to the Ft. Hays Chuckwagon Dinner Show. Our... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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**Closed for winter months. Our doors will re-open on Mothers Day 2016. 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
+1 605-394-9653
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The show is excellent. Very talented people. The food is great, and they are not stingy on servings.

Thank randkbara
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

While staying in a local cabin we were given tickets to the Ft. Hays Chuckwagon Dinner Show. Our kids loved the old west theme. My wife & I loved how the entertainers were part of the Chuckwagon Dinner Service. Everyone was warm, friendly & fun!

Thank Slsias
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This place is amazing!! The food is good, the dinner show is entertaining and the staff are awesome!!

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Ft. Hayes HQ and Supply Store were part of the "Dances with Wolves" movieset starring Kevin Costner. Great picture oppertunity. Chuck Wagon Dinner and Show is next door. Dinner was good and well-organized. The show featured a mix of music and comedy. Can't miss entertainment!

Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Fort Hays offers a typical cowboy chuckwagon style dinner. Plenty of food. Nothing too fancy. Afterwards, they had an unbelievably good music program. Based on country and popular music, the performers were incredibly proficient. One woman played the fiddle with incredible skill. I'd recommend going...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife booked this visit based on Trip Advisor. I was a bit skeptical, but it was much more than I expected. Fort Hays had great historical photos and the set from the movie was great. We learned how ropes were made and how the...More

Thank Lawrence A H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This dinner and show were lots of fun! The site was used in many films and you can visit the set of "Dancing with Wolves" before dinner. We were seated at long tables and met some nice people from Canada and California. The chuck wagon...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I was a little skeptical of going here as the reviews on the food were so average but hey, we were going for the experience. We visited here during the quiet part of their season and the place was only half full. We had seats...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Booked the Mt. Rushmore tour bus ride for the day after we arrived. WOW what a great trip and Paster Bill was a great entertainer while he drove. Dinner and show was nice but food nothing fantastic but they certainly know how to feed such...More

Thank casper684
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The Fort Hayes Dinner Show was part of our tour package. After a long day visiting the area we were pleasantly surprised with the overall experience. They managed to feed a large number of people in a reasonable amount of time. The food was just...More

Thank mommermom
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28 August 2017|
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Response from spiritwheels | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can just eat the breakfast. But it's a simple one, biscuit and gravy, sausage, pancakes, coffee, milk, juice. The best thing about fort Hayes is the western town built around it which is free.
Linda C
18 April 2017|
Response from lovetheplanes | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so! You may want to call and ask! Bl
26 January 2017|
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Response from BeachGrandmax4 | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that the entire facility is closed for the season until May. It might be worth a phone call to the Rapid City Visitor's Center to confirm that! Enjoy!