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This is an authentically re-created 1890s pioneer town comprising more than 40 buildings. The restored buildings are furnished in period style, and include a frontier theater and one-room schoolhouse as well as cabins, hotels, depots and churches. Daily carousel rides, Sunday train rides offered. Located just two miles west of Madison, on the shores of Lake Herman; camping facilities available. Open daily, Mothers' Day through Labor Day.

Location: PO Box 256, US Hwy 34, Madison South Dakota 57042 Telephone 605-256-3644 Toll Free: 800-693-3644

Other History nearby:
(Mitchell) Corn Palace
(Dell Rapids) Dell Rapids Society
(Madison) Historic Prairie Village
(De Smet) Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
(Mitchell) Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
(Sioux Falls) Old Courthouse Museum

07/16 Coming to The Madison area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.
Brown County Fair Aberdeen SD August12-18 The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880s. Enjoy the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo and the demolition derby.