For $799,000, you can buy town of Scenic


SCENIC, S.D. (AP) — Scenic, once known as a Wild West town next to the Badlands, now finds itself in an unlikely place: listed for sale by the woman who has owned much of the town for years.

And Twila Merril is hoping to get as much as $799,000 for the town located 50 miles east of Rapid City, S.D. She has posted the town, which includes a saloon and jail, for sale at

Scenic, established in the early 1900s, once had a functioning bank, grocery stores, a church, a high school and a hotel.

However, the town hit hard times during the Great Depression and businesses began shutting down.

Merril’s daughter, LeeAnn Keester, says they hope someone else can bring the town back to life.