Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksDinner Theatres
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
About
**Closed for winter months. Our doors will re-open on Mothers Day 2019. 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Christine Williams
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour, food & entertainment 👍
    We booked the bus tour of Mt Rushmore which included breakfast and the dinner show. Bus driver Bill Martin was so personable, knowledgeable and just a great guy. Had us in stitches of laughter many times. So glad he did the driving as my husband misses out when he has to drive. The breakfast was good 👍 I was skeptical regarding the dinner but WOW it was fantastic! Great system in lining up everyone for the chow line too. The entertainment was excellent, I mean that is one group of entertainment! The group touched on several genres and we along with the crowd thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Beth Hart
    Wheeling, West Virginia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elvis aka Pastor Dan
    Food and entertainment was excellent. Pastor Dan and his multiple personalities and costume changes are more than worth the price of admission!!! His bus driving , especially Needles Highway, is not to be under estimated either. He is a very talented guy and a lot of fun. The entire staff, band and attractions are well worth the stop. SD friendly, beautiful and so clean- I don’t think we saw one piece of litter. Thanks Dan for a wonderful, not to be forgotten day! From the Uniglobe Group - Wheeling WV
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • James G
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience!
    Incredible fun evening! The food was delicious, the staff friendly, the show awesome! They've been doing this for 30 years and have worked out all of the "bugs". Definitely put this at the top of your list of things to do in S. Dakota.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 September 2023
  • morphsmom
    Ruidoso, New Mexico3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining fun
    Everything was well organized. The food was good, the entertainment was very good. We expected more of the old country songs, but the show songs went through several decades. The singers were great. Recommend to anyone in the area.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • rhondah585RJHroadtri
    El Dorado, Arkansas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food, tour and show! Definitely coming back if in this area again!
    Started day, with a good breakfast, then a bus tour with Dan. He was amazing! Funny, and fact filled cometary. Lunch at Custer State park. Try the buffalo stew, it was delicious. Needles hwy, is just wow! Crazy horse, amazing!! Then a delicious supper, and music show. Great time! I’m not sure this is something for smaller kids
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Becky M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun, delicious dinner show sent in the Old West
    The elderly gentleman that owns the fort is a real hoot. He had so much history to tell. He showed us how to make rope and pressed pennys. The dinner part was run like a well oiled machine. They had the dinner stations down to a science and they had 500 people through those dinner stations in 20 minutes. The show was great - the 7 musicians played 30’s country to 90’s rock. It was a fun night.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Erika T
    Killeen, Texas6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun & Good Food
    Had a blast at the Dinner Show. Was surprised with how much we liked the food and the amount they gave me you filled you up! The show was great and entertaining. They played a variety of music sure to please everyone no matter the age.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Gayle W
    74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Day of Our Vacation!
    Pastor Dan did a WONDERFUL job entertaining us and giving us interesting facts and history about all of the stops on the tour. Plenty of time was given at each main stop. He also made a few other quick stops at interesting points. Dan was very skilled at operating that big bus and did an expert job getting us through the Needles Eye Tunnel with the side mirrors still intact! For fun and information, this is your tour!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Christopher J
    Spokane Valley, Washington4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing reasonably priced food with great entertainment
    This was an amazing experience. The food and dinner show were very reasonably priced. You go through the food line only once and that's because its almost impossible to eat all the food you are given. The food is awesome and some of the best food I've eaten. The show is also very entertaining. I will go again if we drive through here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
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Christopher J
Spokane Valley, WA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This was an amazing experience. The food and dinner show were very reasonably priced. You go through the food line only once and that's because its almost impossible to eat all the food you are given. The food is awesome and some of the best food I've eaten. The show is also very entertaining. I will go again if we drive through here.
Written 26 October 2023
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Gayle W
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Pastor Dan did a WONDERFUL job entertaining us and giving us interesting facts and history about all of the stops on the tour. Plenty of time was given at each main stop. He also made a few other quick stops at interesting points. Dan was very skilled at operating that big bus and did an expert job getting us through the Needles Eye Tunnel with the side mirrors still intact! For fun and information, this is your tour!
Written 12 October 2023
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Erika T
Killeen, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Had a blast at the Dinner Show. Was surprised with how much we liked the food and the amount they gave me you filled you up! The show was great and entertaining. They played a variety of music sure to please everyone no matter the age.
Written 8 October 2023
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Becky M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The elderly gentleman that owns the fort is a real hoot. He had so much history to tell. He showed us how to make rope and pressed pennys. The dinner part was run like a well oiled machine. They had the dinner stations down to a science and they had 500 people through those dinner stations in 20 minutes. The show was great - the 7 musicians played 30’s country to 90’s rock. It was a fun night.
Written 7 October 2023
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kzootom
Lakeland, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Not only plenty of great food but the entertainment was fantastic and fun! Would highly recommend this event!
Written 27 September 2023
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Flyer67945650757
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Our entire multi-generational family enjoyed the dinner and show. The food was delicious, and we were impressed with the wide range of music genres and quality of the musicians.
Written 26 September 2023
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Curiosity22943845106
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
My friend and I had a wonderful time, on the tour, driver was fun with corny jokes and very knowledgeable about the area. The chuckwagon show was a fun too. I just wish the benches had padding.
Written 23 September 2023
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rhondah585RJHroadtri
El Dorado, AR1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Started day, with a good breakfast, then a bus tour with Dan. He was amazing! Funny, and fact filled cometary. Lunch at Custer State park. Try the buffalo stew, it was delicious. Needles hwy, is just wow! Crazy horse, amazing!! Then a delicious supper, and music show. Great time! I’m not sure this is something for smaller kids
Written 22 September 2023
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Alan N
Rapid City, SD516 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Went to Fort Hays for the breakfast - 99 cent pancakes. Plus the Old West Town buildings are free to walk through. The pancakes were pretty good, the bacon and sausage that we ordered in addition were not so good. Bacon almost raw and the sausage way over cooked. All in all, it was fun, but don't go only for the food.
Written 17 September 2023
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morphsmom
Ruidoso, NM3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Everything was well organized. The food was good, the entertainment was very good. We expected more of the old country songs, but the show songs went through several decades. The singers were great. Recommend to anyone in the area.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 972.48, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 2,210.18 per person.



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