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Four Mile Old West Town

11921 West Highway 16, Custer, South Dakota 57730
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Type: Museums & Monuments, Interesting Neighborhoods, Guided Tours, Hiking & Walking, and Playgrounds & Playspaces
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $

1 Review for Four Mile Old West Town

July 29 2013
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"Great for adults and kids that need to run off steam!"

We visited this place thinking it was going to have skits and interpreters and be sort of like an entertainment show--the website is pretty neat and a little misleading. BUT, we go there and were given a 10 minute intro from the owner and then were handed cassette recorders and instructed to press play and go on the tour. It was actually REALLY interesting, if you are that kind of person that likes learning. If you like history it's perfect.

However, there is little in the way of entertainment or anything appealing to kiddos other than open space to run and rabbits. I normally do not let my child harass wildlife, but he was enjoying walking around peeking for rabbits while I endured the tour. He is a toddler, so it would be way over his head to have listened to the tour with me--but there was an old tractor he really enjoyed too! I was a little worried about how old the property was and the safety of exploring much--not only for old boards and such but also spiders and snakes--I didn't see either and the facility was relatively clean.

One thing that we could tell was that it was likely a family-run operation with little help and funds to make major changes and improvements. There were a few buildings that sounded neat but looked like storage for random junk when you got inside. I did learn quite a bit and because of my line of work and interests, I liked the place fine enough. I wouldn't really consider recommending it for kiddos unless you happen to hit a special event when they have actors and something more lively going on.

The staff was super nice though and we were happy to pay admission in hopes of the funds making the place a little better!

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