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So much to see and do at Fort Hays!

Open All Day!

Open all day, 7 days a week, you can stop in for our Cowboy Breakfast every morning or make Reservations for our Mount Rushmore Tour Package as well as our Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Variety Show. There is no admission fee to browse the Dances With Wolves film set and see the original buildings used in the Oscar award winning movie.

Easy To Find!

Only 15 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial and 5 miles from Rapid City, Fort Hays Chuckwagon Dances With Wolves Film Set is the perfect gateway to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

We Love Family!

We welcome you and your family to stop at Fort Hays on your way to Mount Rushmore to enjoy a true western experience you will be talking about for years to come.

Make Something!

Stop at our Gift Shop inside the Supply House to buy Black Hills Gold jewelry or many different Dances With Wolves film set souvenirs. Make a brick at our Brick Factory, a plate at our Tin Shop, a rope at the Rope Shop, or buy a knife at the Blacksmith Shop!

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Who We Are?

We’re the wild western cowboys and cowgirls of Fort Hays. We believe in good pancakes, good stories, good tools, and a good time! The beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota are legendary and we think it’s a great idea to show you around. We’ll be happy to give you the walking tour of the Dances With Wolves film set or sign you up for the big bus tour to see the hills. If you need a tin plate or rope for the road or campsite, stop by, we’ll help you make one the old fashioned way too. No kiddin!

What We Do?

We are makers. Every morning, for 20 years, from Mothers Day through Mid October we rise with sun to start cooking breakfast for our visitors. Our Mount Rushmore Tour package is the most popular tour in the Black Hills because it’s such a good deal. We leave every morning after breakfast for the whole day and come back for our famous Chuckwagon Supper & Show. All admissions and two meals are included!
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How it all works?

You can book online for reservations to the Chuckwagon Supper & Show, the Mount Rushmore Tour Package, or give us a call and book your entire vacation lodging with a Tour and Hotel Package. We’ve put it all together in a nice little wagon for you, and discounted it so it’s a steal. It’s real simple, like sippin water from a tin cup.
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    “Best money we spent during our one week visit to the area!”

    Obrownski Family

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    “Tour of a lifetime. What a great day!! We saw everything on our bucket list. The food and entertainment at the chuckwagon was also awesome.

    Callen from New York

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    Ages 3 thru 60’s in our group (All enjoyed)”

    Sharon J

Amazing memories are waiting for you!

Cowboy Food

Cowboy up and eat on a tin plate!

Family

Let us do the driving, you relax!

Selfie Time

Tons selfie and instagram moments!

Places

Experience famous locations and learn ancient secrets.

Outstanding!

Over 200 recommendations on tripadvisor.com

Live Music

Smokin’ fiddles and saxaphones! That’s right!