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Speech by Lincoln in 1880 Cowboy Town

Buffalo Ridge, South Dakota

Abe in 1880 Cowboy Town.

Loopiest Lincoln Landmarks.

Lincoln never visited the then Dakota Territory, and was long dead by 1880, but that didn't stop the 1880 Cowboy Town tourist attraction from concocting an amazing animated Abe exhibit. The owner counseled us before we entered that Abe's "eyes had gone wonky;" even forewarned, the clanky robotic motion and the hat freaked us out.

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Buffalo Ridge Ghost Town (1880 Cowboy Town)

Buffalo Ridge Ghost Town

Address:
46614 W. Hwy 38, Buffalo Ridge, SD
Directions:
Out behind the Buffalo Ridge Country Store. I-90 exit 390, then drive east a quarter-mile on Hwy 38.
Hours:
Hours and days vary. Call ahead. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
605-528-3931
Admission:
Adults $8.
RA Rates:
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Roadside Videos
Singing Sam the Gorilla Man in 1880 Cowboy Town

Singing Sam the Gorilla Man.

Mythical Singing Sam the Gorilla Man manifests in a coin-operated diorama in 1880 Cowboy Town.Go to video


Robot Abe Speaks

1880 Cowboy Town: Robot Abe.

A mesmerizing speech by Abraham Lincoln about a place he never visited as imagined by the creator of 1880 Cowboy Town.Go to video


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