South Dakota Attractions November 02, 2020
by Annie You Can Experience Movie History Firsthand At This Famous South Dakota Film Set
You have seen the movie more times than you can count and may already know that it was filmed in the Mount Rushmore State, but did you know that you can visit the film set for the iconic “Dances with Wolves”? To do so, make plans to check out the exciting Fort Hays & Mount Rushmore Tours company, located right in the heart of South Dakota:
You know Fort Hays & Mount Rushmore Tours for its epic tours, Chuckwagon Supper & Music Variety Show, and all-new Buffalo Hunt Coaster, but did you know that it also houses the "Dances with Wolves" film set?
Open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. mid-May through October, the "Dances with Wolves" film set is free to self-tour and features the original buildings, mementos, and sets from the Academy Award-winning Kevin Costner film.
Set in the 1860s, "Dances with Wolves" tells the story of First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, who is transferred to Fort Hays and befriends the native Lakota Indians before tragedy strikes and Union soldiers arrive with plans to take over the land.
In addition to the "Dances with Wolves" film set, Fort Hays & Mount Rushmore Tours is also home to the South Dakota Film Museum, which comes complete with displays of 50 different movies filmed in the Mount Rushmore State.
Don't forget to bring your camera, as there are plenty of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities!
When you visit the set, be sure also to carve out time to explore everything else the Fort Hays & Mount Rushmore Tours company has to offer, like a Cowboy Pancake Breakfast, sightseeing tours, special workshops, and more.
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Address: 2255 Fort Hayes Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA