“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.
FYI- We stopped here at 10:30 AM on Wednesday 6-21-18 and it was closed and didn't look operable.
This location is not the real 1880 Town.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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