Chuckwagon Supper & Music Variety Show
Fort Hays and Mount Rushmore Tours
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Chuckwagon Supper and Music Show
Rapid City, SD

Welcome to Fort Hays! Whether you’re traveling solo, with family, as part of a bus tour, or attending a reunion, we’re your destination for Good ol’ Chuckwagon chow and the best live entertainment Variety Show in the Black Hills by the Rockin Wranglers. Only 5 minutes from Downtown Rapid City ( 2255 Fort Hayes Dr ).
  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Fort Hays Old West Town Square

Step back in time at the Fort Hays Old West Town Square. First, fill your belly with our all-you-can-eat cowboy pancakes for just 99 cents.
Stroll along the boardwalk and take a free, self-guided tour of the Dances With Wolves film set and the South Dakota movie museum. Shop at the best gift shops in the Black Hills and see our craftsmen working with their hands every day making everything from handmade tools, ropes, bricks, tin plates, knives, and even pan for Black Hills Gold at our Gem Shop!
Come back in the evening for our Chuckwagon Supper & Branson-style Music Variety Show featuring a hearty chuckwagon menu and the most entertaining show in the Black Hills!
Experience the Old West like never before with one of the best family-friendly attractions in Rapid City!


  • Get your tickets and enjoy some time to browse the Dances with Wolves film set and the Fort Hays workshops.
  • Theater doors open.
  • Supper Show
  • The supper bell rings, calling all cowboys and cowgirls to bring their appetites. We serve up the best chuckwagon menu in the West, and it’s sure to make your mouth water. It’s all served on handmade tin plates with drinks poured into tin cups. Be careful; the coffee is hot!
  • Cowboy Chuckwagon Menu
      • Chuckwagon potatoes
      • Sliced beef simmered in BBQ sauce
      • Baked chicken
      • Western baked beans
      • Ranch biscuits and honey
      • Chunky apple sauce
      • Old-fashioned spice cake
      • Cowboy coffee
      • Tenderfoot lemonade
  • Showtime!
  • The Fort Hays Wranglers take the stage to entertain you with the Black Hills’ most popular music variety show! You are guaranteed to have a foot-stompin’, belly shakin’ good time! Family fun for everyone! Bring your camera and take some pictures.

Pricing and Reservations

  • Adults $49

    Per Person Pricing - Ages 14 and Older

  • Children $24.50

    Per Person Pricing - Ages 13 and Under

  • Senior $44.00

    Per Person Pricing


More Activities in Fort Hays

Cowboy Pancake Breakfast

DAILY 7:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
(MAY 12 – OCTOBER 12)

Arrive early seven days a week for our 99 cent all-you-can-eat cowboy pancakes.  Follow the boot prints through the door, grab a home-made tin plate from the stack, and give your request to the cowboys and cowgirls who are eager to serve you. Our cook arrives before the sun to start baking biscuits & gravy and sausage, so they’re fresh and hot. There’s plenty to eat, so don’t be shy!

Breakfast menu:

  • Cowboy Pancakes
  • Homemade biscuits & gravy
  • Biscuits & honey
  • Sausage
  • Cowboy coffee (free refills)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Milk
  • Juices
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Water

"Dances with Wolves" Film Set

OPEN DAILY 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Located at Fort Hays is the Dances with Wolves film set, which you can see for free. View the original buildings used in the Academy Award-winning movie, which had box office sales of $424 million. Released on Nov. 21, 1990, Dances with Wolves won Best Picture and six additional Academy Awards. In 2007, Dances with Wolves was selected for preservation in the United States by the National Film Registry and the Library of Congress for being culturally significant.

You can leisurely browse the film set on a free self-guided tour and stand where John J. Dunbar (Kevin Costner) was given his new orders to Fort Sedgwick. Feel free to take photos and enjoy the South Dakota Film Museum where you will find the remnants of over 50 movies on display that were filmed in South Dakota.


OPEN DAILY 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

As you browse the boardwalk, you find our craftsmen at work every day making handmade tools, ropes, bricks, plates, and much more.

Explore the shops that take you back in time:

  • Tin shop
  • Post office
  • Rope shop
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Sawmill
  • Old-fashioned penny press
  • Gem & Mineral Shop
  • Man Cave
  • Chan’s Cup O’Joe Coffee
  • Ice Cream Shop

Chuckwagon Supper & Music Variety Show

Enjoy our original hearty chuckwagon supper, followed by a great live music variety show when the Fort Hays Wranglers take the stage to entertain you.

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Enjoy a cowboy breakfast, a full day of sightseeing — including Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park — and our famous Chuckwagon Supper and Live Music Show.
Every day from mid-May through October, our sightseeing tour carves its way through the Black Hills, beginning at the Dances with Wolves film set in Fort Hays.
This special winter sightseeing tour begins at your hotel in Rapid City, where we pick you up, then carve our way through the Black Hills to visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.