Scenic, South Dakota for Sale: $799k

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The entire town of Scenic, South Dakota is up for sale, and boy is it scenic! The property is posted on, which offers video tours of various locations. Cow skulls adorn the sign for the Longhorn Saloon, which advertises tobacco, lunch and dancing — in that order.

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46-Acres (approximately 12 acres in town-lots & 34 acres surrounding) U.S Post Office Land Lease…..Longhorn Fuel & Food Convenience Store, World Famous Longhorn Saloon, Very Large Dance Hall with basketball court, Large Museum with knotty pine interiors, Bunkhouse sleeps 8-10, 2 freestanding Retail Stores, Historic Train Depot, One Working Jail, One Abandoned Historic Jail, Many Out-Buildings, Residence Home, Residence Modular Home.

Township of Scenic, SD Governing Boards: Volunteer Fire Department, Community Board, Township Board

Departments: Scenic Water Department (Rural Water System) Fees: $15/mo Water for home, hydrant , store, hookup $ 6/mo Sewer for home, store, hookup (sewer is piped to a lagoon located on the north side of town)

Utilities: Township Sewer & Water, Golden West (Electricity, Telephone & DSL)

Unfortunately, the website is a bit overloaded right now with potential buyers, so I’m sure it’ll be off-the-market soon.

In the meantime, you can watch this video report from CNN.

More details about the town after the jump.

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The majority of platted lots and commercial buildings are owned by Longhorn Enterprises. The Township is platted for home lots and commercial lots. Approximately 8 families reside in the township, 12 lots are owned or occupied by homes or commercial buildings not owned by Longhorn Enterprises. The remaining platted home lots and commercial buildings (approximately 37-40) are owned by Longhorn Enterprises.

A school is located in the NE corner of town and has been leased to a church. The are two other old and very old school buildings that have been abandoned….one on Main Street and the other is one block south of Main Street. The old abandoned original gas station was located on the south end of Main Street where the concrete columns still remain for the above ground tanks. There are seven or eight old abandoned homes still remaining in town.

Located at the Junction of East Hwy 44 and Bombing Range Road.

  • 21 Miles to Sharp’s Corner.
  • 50 Miles to Rapid City.
  • 75 Miles to Mount Rushmore.
  • 32 Miles to Interior.

On the edge of the beautiful Badlands National Monument.

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