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South Dakota's Original 1880 Town

Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Good roadside attraction

Nice way to spend an hour or so--antiques, a Dances with Wolves exhibit, a salvaged old West... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
wasp bite

Hi I stopped at 1880 Town - stepped out the back door went to take a picture of the main street and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chuck r
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Box 507, Murdo, SD 57559
+1 605-344-2259
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice way to spend an hour or so--antiques, a Dances with Wolves exhibit, a salvaged old West town...and you can stop in the saloon for a sasparilla!

Thank agentredfox
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi I stopped at 1880 Town - stepped out the back door went to take a picture of the main street and got this terrific pain in the back of my neck- i fell backwards against the main offfice building and a rattle snake rattled...More

Thank chuck r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a pleasant stop. So much history here. Everyone that worked there was so nice. Took a carriage ride around the town in a mule pulled cab. Tom and Jerry were the mules names. The man driving them was incredible. He was so...More

Thank ragamuffin88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pass by this place every time we go to Rapid City SD and never stopped. We needed gas so we stopped here and decided we would check it out. Authentic bullrings that have been maintained with their original contents to make up a small...More

Thank Susie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ON our way to Murdo south dakota we visited the attraction 1880s town,this attraction was the place many scenes of "Dances With Wolves " was filmed,about 30 building to see,saloon(working) a church,stable,general store,bank,barbershop,post office,etc,etc,allow about 4 hours to really enjoy it,take all the photos you...More

Thank GALAXY67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw many billboards on the way to Mt. Rushmore and decided we had to stop. We spent about two hours walking around the old town. The museum before you enter the town has some wonderful old items to look at. See the Dances with Wolves...More

Thank mswatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. We went on a day when the temperature reached 104 degrees, so we sort of had to entire town to ourselves. This allowed us to investigate each building at our own pace. We bought some sarsaparilla in the town's saloon. And...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

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Lindalee S
5 September 2017|
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Response from pam d | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs.
Monica K
25 August 2017|
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Response from fivewcoupe | Reviewed this property |
We arrived early in the season and as they were opening the doors for the day. So, other than one other couple, we were the only ones there. There is a lot to take in, lots of artifacts and you can spend as much time as you... More
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