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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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Unbeatable for the family! Conveniently located on the route between Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Just a short drive from Rapid City, the Chuck Wagon is set up as a western museum - with special... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
+1 605-394-9653
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unbeatable for the family! Conveniently located on the route between Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore, the show is perfect for a hearty western meal and a great music show. Friendly staff and performers make you feel at home. Perfect for an evening following a day...More

Thank fredL9955BL
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just a short drive from Rapid City, the Chuck Wagon is set up as a western museum - with special attention to Kevin Costners Daning With Wolves Memorabilia. Parking was in front of the ticket office. We strolled the "Main Street" before the show, met...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was worth the money... lots of fun and great entertainment! food was simple but really good. The beef was SO tender! The entertainment involves the audience. We would recommend going.

Thank h0th0th0t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort area is set up as it would have been in the era of forts. There are stores to shop in, a panning for gems, old car garage with memorabilia, chuck wagon dinner and a musical show that is very well done and entertaining....More

1  Thank interesting7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adults like the Dances With Wolves" props, and the kids loved all the "old junk" that they could mess with as much as they wanted. There were old west crafts to do. The boys made ropes from scratch. The dinner and show were fun, but...More

Thank SueGtoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see stop that is fun for the whole family! The Rope Maker will assist you to make a rope while presenting the Gospel. You can also take a self guided tour of the Dances with Wolves set. Enjoy the indoor chuckwagon dinner show!

Thank Suzie623
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED Fort Hays! It was great to see the Dances with Wolves movie set (make sure you rent the movie before you go, since it had been awhile since I had seen it) and the set will mean more to you. The town is pretty...More

Thank lmeckfess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here with a group, but this would also be good for a small family. While you are sitting at picnic tables the entire time, it is not completely uncomfortable though 1/2 of the diners need to turn around to see the show. Even...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews and decided to book our 2 families of 11 people. I was assuming it would be somewhat like Hee-Haw with an OK dinner. We got there early and spent time walking through the old stores on the movie set. It was...More

1  Thank Geno M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I took my mom there for her birthday. We all enjoyed it very much. The food was good. The experience was good and the music was good. Overall a great experience

Thank Crystal H
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Linda C
18 April 2017|
Response from lovetheplanes | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so! You may want to call and ask! Bl
27 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!
12 September 2016|
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Response from Mjaj2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, great family fun