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Pioneer Auto Museum

503 E. 5th St., Murdo, South Dakota 57559 USA

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“started way back in 1954”

Established in 1954, and known as “The Big Variety Show,” the Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town in Murdo, South Dakota, provides families a trip through the history of 20th century America with its more than 250 classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and bicycles.Prairie Town continues the adventure; offering visitors a rendezvous with the past via self-guided tours through early renditions of a Midwestern, turn of the century town, complete with depot, bank, and school.

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July 25, 2018
Rated 4.0

Fun little stop for lunch and kitsch. Lunch was okay but a little pricey but nice atmosphere.

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August 27, 2017
Rated 5.0

A neat place with a lot of history of more than just cars.

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July 01, 2016

Lots to look at. They also had a treasure hunt for the kids which helped entertain them and let grownups look a little longer

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Garrett Hong

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July 01, 2016

great collection second visit in 15 years

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July 01, 2016

The collection on show here is huge, way too big for the space available, so things get a little crammed in together and important cars get left in carports because there's no healthier place to keep them. But the scope of the exhibition is tremendous, & it's well worth the price of admission.

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Tatiana Danger

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July 01, 2016

Even if you don't know a ton about cars, you'll be charmed by their collection of automobiles from the 1910's-1980's. And if that doesn't do it for you, they also have collections of old toys and other kitschy memorabilia, and a little recreation of a Wild West town for kids to explore!

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July 01, 2016

It was a great stop for the family. There is a diner attached and they have a treasure hunt for the kids. If your into cars or antiques this is a perfect stop!

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Pioneer Auto Museum

503 E. 5th St.
Murdo, South Dakota
57559 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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