So much to see and do at Fort Hays!
Open All Day
Fort Hays is open all day, 7 days a week from mid-May till mid-October. Stop in for our Cowboy Breakfast every morning, make reservations for our Mount Rushmore Tour Package, or check out the Chuckwagon Supper and Variety Music Show. Browse the Dances With Wolves film set and see the original buildings used in the Oscar award winning movie free of charge.
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. Located just off highway 16 between Rapid City and Reptile Gardens we’re nestled in the perfect place to start your adventure, whether you drive or take a load off with our all inclusive tour packages!
We Love Family
We welcome you and your family to stop at Fort Hays, a true western experience you’ll be talking about for years to come. With a variety of historic buildings and hands on activities kids can explore the past while learning about early American history. Make your own souvenirs or go on a scavenger hunt! Either way your family will leave Fort Hays with memories to last a lifetime.
Stop by our Gift Shop, located inside the Supply House, for locally made Black Hills Gold jewelry or a variety of Dances with Wolves Film Set souvenirs. While you’re here, make your own brick at our Brick Factory, spin a plate at our Tin Shop, wind a rope at the Rope Shop, or check out our functional Blacksmith Shop and press your own commemorative coin to remember your Fort Hays adventure.
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“Best money we spent during our one week visit to the area!”
“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
Ages 3 thru 60’s in our group (All enjoyed)”
Amazing memories are waiting for you!
Cowboy up and eat on a tin plate!
Let us do the driving, you relax!
Tons selfie and instagram moments!
Experience famous locations and learn ancient secrets.
Over 300 recommendations on tripadvisor.com
Smokin’ fiddles and saxaphones! That’s right!