Fort Hays Chuckwagon/ Dances with Wolves Film Set
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 44° 00.071 W 103° 15.349
13T E 639836 N 4873482
Quick Description: Fort Hays is a tourist attraction that has been created with the sets that were used in the movie "Dances with Wolves."
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 6:50:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WBH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 119

Long Description:
Fort Hays is a completely touristy thing, but was a fun stop. At the Fort you can tour some of the buildings and participate (for a fee) in activities like rope making, brick making, creating your own tin plate, and much more. You can also tour some of the set buildings from the movie "Dances with Wolves", which look just as they did in the movie. There is no charge to wander the fort, but if you're interested, you can partake of the chuckwagon supper and listen to the supper show, which was cheesy, but fun.

The fort also offers an all you can eat pancake feed for 99 cents a person each morning. Of course any extras, bacon, coffee, fruit etcetera, is extra.

We enjoyed wandering the fort and talking with the people working the displays. They knew a lot of the history of ranching and rodeo in the area.

Prices for the show and supper are:
Adults: $18.00
Children 5-12: $9.00
4 & under: $4.00
Group Pricing: groups of 25 or more $16.00

Admission to the Fort is free

Breakfast is offered 6:30 - 11am
Fort and dinner: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Located on highway 16 on the way to Mt. Rushmore from Rapid City.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Breakfasts= 6:30-11am Dinner and Fort= 4:30-8:30 Daily


Admission Prices:
See description for prices


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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