Dance with Wolves in South Dakota


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie Dances with Wolves, a triumph in every way for Kevin Costner. The movie was filmed entirely in South Dakota and visitors can go to many movie sites while enjoying some quintessential South Dakota experiences. Enjoy the chuckwagon dinner and music show at Fort Hays, where scenes were filmed in the Fort’s headquarters and the supply house, spend time in Spearfish Canyon, where the winter scenes were filmed, and see the buffalo in Custer State Park on a jeep ride or on horseback. Shop at Prairie Edge where Kevin bought a lot of the clothes and props used in the movie and visit Kevin’s own attractions in Deadwood – Tatanka: Story of The Bison, and The Midnight Star Casino, which features many of the costumes used in the movie. While in the area, visit Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt Rushmore and check to see if there is a Pow Wow on – there are nine Indian reservations in South Dakota.

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