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1880 Cowboy Town

46614 SD-38, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“Re-enact 1880s history!”

Inside old buildings on main street, life-sized animated mannequins re-enact 1880s history and life typical of the region. Huge display of antiques and horse-drawn farm equipment. Authentic Lakota sweat lodges, country store, coffee shop, buffalo herd and more.

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Reviewed by
bndeast

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 21, 2017
Rated 1.0

FYI- We stopped here at 10:30 AM on Wednesday 6-21-18 and it was closed and didn't look operable.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pamsj

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 17, 2015
Rated 1.0

This location is not the real 1880 Town.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cok10dc

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 18, 2014
Rated 4.0

Our kids absolutely loved this!!! Getting to dress up and see all the different buildings and have lunch in an old dining car were a huge hit!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
nicnak.1987

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 20, 2014

We made it to the cowboy town which looked a bit deserted but figured we'd give it a go. a little shocked that it was a 8 dollar a person fee but we're already there so went ahead. it was a cute little set up. kinda creepy but for sure an experience!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jamkre

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 13, 2014

Amazing attraction! The people were very nice, especially Dean, the 86 year old founder of the place just makes you happy! We spent 2 hours here during a road trip - much longer than we had anticipated, but boy, was it worth it! Look for the little details around the town, very entertaining and educating at the same time!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
EBeck

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 06, 2013

This was a fun and educational visit. Although the animatronics can be a bit creepy, a western town filled with robots is pretty neat. Definitely worth the stop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kevinchbs

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 14, 2017
Rated 1.0

Small place but what makes it horrible is it's location next to the highways. I saw cars get into accidents trying to pull into this place. Risky an accident because of cars speeding on the highway is not worth the stop.

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Reviewed by
adewane123

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

This place is AMAZING. Got here around 1230p on a Wednesday and they were open. This is NOT the 1880 town with the train car diner, which is located about another 3 hours west.

If 80s-style animatronic mannequins are your thing you'll be pleasantly surprised. Take it for what it is: a self-guided tour that's a fun stop off the highway through the boring drive west through South Dakota. It's a great time.

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Reviewed by
SteGre

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

Although the technology may not be up to date, this cowboy town offers many displays that will indulge your sense of adventure. There were 100 buffalo, some babies, and a whole town filled with different aspects of cowboy towns. The old man there was SO nice and gave us a personal tour and explained the history of each piece. Not sure if he does that every time, but definitely an eclectic place to stop and make memories.

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Reviewed by
JoshGildemeister

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
November 08, 2015
Rated 1.0

Nice little set up, but with all the attractions nearby this was a waste of time. Not what we were expecting. Went into the gas station and they handed us a couple quarters to listen to their recorded robots and we could not even understand what they were saying. Then they pointed to a trail and we were on our own. Never even said hello.

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1880 Cowboy Town

46614 SD-38
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
57107 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Free Parking
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