Fort Hays Turn of the Century Old West Town has so much to offer! It's family fun and family run!
Start with our daily “All-you-can-eat” Cowboy Pancakes for just 99 cents. Then, look out towards Mount Rushmore as you head toward the Dances With Wolves film set for a free self-guided tour. Browse the boardwalk at Fort Hays where you’ll catch our craftsmen making tin plates, ropes (yes, even a toilet paper rope), handmade items in the blacksmith shop, and a unique penny press that used to press gold plates for the Black Hills Gold company. Don’t forget to take back gifts from our lovely gift shop where you’ll find unique items, some locally made. We also house the newest rollercoaster in Rapid City called the Buffalo Hunt Coaster. It is an interactive type chair lift coaster and if that’s not enough shooting at targets, we have the Hen House Hoe down shooting gallery out in the Livery. In the evening, you can come be entertained by the Fort Hays Wranglers with their Branson-style music variety show and eat off of those tin plates that were made right here on property. There is something for everyone of all ages!
Cowboy Breakfast Menu
Fort Hays is more than just a set of buildings; it’s a trip back in time where you can see antiques that actually operate still today.
You can find Black Hills Gold from Deadwood, make your own tin plate or brick, and even watch your own hunting knife take shape at the Blacksmith shop. Experience the Old West like never before with our town square – one of the best family-friendly attractions in Rapid City!
Visit the Rope Shop, Tin Shop, Blacksmith Shop, and so much more, including the best gift shops in the Black Hills. At night, be sure to attend our Chuckwagon Supper & Music Variety Show featuring a hearty Chuckwagon menu and the most entertaining show in the Black Hills!
We serve up the best Chuckwagon menu in the West, from potatoes to BBQ beef, baked beans, and more, served on handmade tin plates with drinks poured into tin cups.
The Fort Hays Wranglers then take the stage to entertain you with the Black Hills’ most popular music variety show. We guarantee a foot-stompin’, belly shakin’, good time!
Arrive early every morning for our “All-You-Can-Eat” pancake breakfast for just 99 cents.
Follow the boot prints through the door and grab a home-made tin plate from the stack. Then give your request to the cowboys and cowgirls eager to serve you. Our head cook and bottle washer arrive before the sun each morning to start baking the biscuits and sausage for breakfast so it’s fresh and hot. There’s plenty to eat so don’t be shy!