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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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What a fun night!

The Fort Hayes Dinner Show was part of our tour package. After a long day visiting the area we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Good, Corny Fun

The entertainment here was a good time, with a fiddle player that will astound. As for the food... read more

Reviewed 2 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2255 Fort Hayes Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-8703
+1 605-394-9653
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

The entertainment here was a good time, with a fiddle player that will astound. As for the food . . . adequate, I suppose (barely). Then again, that isn't why you come to see this upbeat, feel good show.

Thank smalltownjudge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to stop by and glad we did. This place has some of the real set from Dances with Wolves. Very interesting stop and the people were very friendly. You can walk around the small recreated small western town and catch some artists at...More

Thank bebeep405
Reviewed 4 days ago

The good: The show was really good and I'm not a country music fan. Lizzie, the fiddle player, was excellent! The rest: Seven tour buses unloaded before our show. Their passengers were all seated in the center. Those who bought tickets on their own, like...More

Thank lindam797
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only discovered this after arriving in Rapid City...because it has a huge billboard that advertises "All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes for only 99 Cents." My kids begged to go. I looked in to it online and found people usually go to Fort Hays as a package deal--start...More

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we purchased their combined package which included breakfast a nine hour bus tour and chuckwagon dinner and show. And the old westTown was a special treat. Everything was as advertised and we were not disappointed. As far as the bus tour, we had a great...More

Thank SherlynSLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day on an intrepretive bus trip to Mount Rushmore/Needles Highway/Crazy Horse. Started with breakfast (no eggs), pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy. Lunch on our own at a great old Inn half way to Crazy Horse. There were about 200 people for the dinner show...More

Thank hollyhcg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get Reservations. There were about 6 busses of seniors at the show. The food was good. Liked the brisket. Entertainment was very good. Loved the variety and silly humor. The town around was a good way to pass time before the show. Picnic tables were...More

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fort Hays and did a 7 hours Mount Rushmore tour. We saw amazing places. We loved the experience of passing through the Needles Eye tunnel. The dinner and the music were amazing too. This tour was the highlight of our trip to South...More

Thank berlanti m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't been to one of these Dinner and shows in the evening, you are missing out. This goes back to when the cowboys came home for dinner and then were entertained for the evening. You eat on silver pie plates. One of the...More

Thank dmhintze
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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!