Murdo, South Dakota: Original 1880 TownMore than 30 turn-of-the-century South Dakota buildings, plus movie props and memorabilia from Dances with Wolves!
Visitor Tips and News About Original 1880 Town
Great place to stretch your legs. Grab your camera, pay for period costumes for the kids, and run around this recreated town taking pictures and making memories. Walk the 1 mile to the homestead and talk with your kids about SD blizzards and walking to school. Visit both churches. Play cards with a cheater. Pretend you're L.I. Wilder, and let your bonnet flap down your back as you run through the prairie. Worth the time. Located very close to I-90.[Melissa, 12/26/2014]
Some of the buildings are in such disrepair that they are unsafe to walk in. The ceilings are falling down on you as you walk through. They have a lot of items that are not period correct, looks like yard sale items. Other parts are great.[Rick McDonald, 05/19/2013]
Amazing little town. The saloon serves popcorn, peanuts and soft drinks. They have a little show you can stay and watch. The Dances With Wolves movie props are great. The only thing they are missing are the 1800 people working and living in the town.[S Clausen, 06/20/2012]
Constant improvements at the Original 1880 Town, yet rustic/realistic. Better than most pioneer towns. Big ups for s**tty mannequins too![Darren Collins, 07/19/2011]
This signpost is on the main street of Original 1880 Town.[Keith Smith, 09/21/2008]