Murdo, South Dakota

The Magic City! What makes Murdo so ‘Magical’? It is a place where strangers become friends, history comes alive, and the future is embraced. The friendly locals are always willing to share a story or two so don’t be afraid to ask. Outdoor activities abound and include biking, boating, fishing, golfing, and even hunting. Located about half way in between the Missouri River and the Badlands. Visit Murdo and make your own magical memories.

Things to Do

Old West band - Murdo Attractions

Outdoor recreation and awesome attractions. This small town is loaded with things to do that everyone will enjoy!

Places to Stay

When it is time to call it a day, look here for the perfect place to stay.

Where to Eat

Steak, burger, and wings - Murdo Dining

Running on empty? Refuel at one of the towns many restaurants.

our history

Railroad Town

Mr. Murdo MacKenzie was head of the Matador Land and Cattle Company and a prominent figure in the American cattle industry. He often shipped train loads of cattle from Texas to the prairie of South Dakota for grazing. A grateful railroad company decided to name a town for him and thus Murdo was born. Over 40 businesses and serveral residences had been erected prior to the lot sale; as fast as lumber arrived. This is how the town got its nickname, The Magic City.

Still the Magic City

Over 100 years later, the sprawling prairie setting, friendly locals, and historical attractions keep the magic alive.