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Murdo, South Dakota: Original 1880 Town

More than 30 turn-of-the-century South Dakota buildings, plus movie props and memorabilia from Dances with Wolves!

Hwy. 16, Murdo, SD
I-90 exit 170, north side.
Jun-Sep. daily 6 am - sunset; May, Oct. 9 am - sunset. Closed Nov-Apr. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $14, 5-17 $7, under 5 free
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Original 1880 Town

The Original 1880 Town website says it is closed due to Covid. Please check website beforehand.

[Michelle, 08/01/2020]


Original 1880 Town

They have Otis! A camel! He loves popcorn. You can get popcorn at the saloon.

[Kirsta Siems, 09/19/2018]

Cowboy costumes.

Original 1880 Town

Stopped at Original 1880 Town, and it was awesome. Our kids said they didn't want to go, but they loved it! We all dressed up and walked around town, pretending we were shop owners, cowboys, and can-can girls!

[Julie Jobinger, 07/16/2015]

1880 Town.

Original 1880's 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]
Original 1880 Town

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Skeleton Man Walking Skeleton DinosaurSkeleton Man Walking Skeleton Dinosaur, Murdo, SD - < 1 mi.
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Pioneer Auto Show MuseumPioneer Auto Show Museum, Murdo, SD - 22 mi.
In the region:
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Philip, SD - 38 mi.

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