Deadwood, South Dakota: Boondocks 1950s Retro Complex

A re-created 1950s American roadside mini-amusement park. Dinosaurs and other photo-ops next to the highway. 2020: most fun stuff has vanished.
21559 US Hwy 385, Deadwood, SD
On US Hwy 385 around nine miles south of Deadwood and Lead.
Daily 10-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Boondocks 1950s Retro Complex

Waste of time. No cars. No cool items. It's for sale and assuming they took all the cool cars and stuff.

[Linda B, 06/18/2020]
Boondocks 1950s Retro Complex

The Boondocks was reopened in the summer of 2016 by new owners. They did a lot of remodeling and it is amazing.

[Susan, 02/08/2018]
Boondocks 1950s Retro Complex

Boondocks' owners have closed up shop and retired. According to their Facebook page, they're auctioning the property and its contents.

[Martin Lewison, 06/27/2015]
Boondocks 1950s Retro Complex

Just drove by and there's a for sale sign. Hopefully someone buys and reopens.

[Rachael, 05/15/2015]


Boondocks 1950s Retro Complex

Seriously worth the stop/detour. The diner is good, the store is great, and they have more than just some old cars. These places are disappearing, so if you are the type of person that uses this site, you need to stop in and help them stay alive.

[Roy Munson, 03/30/2013]

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