Old Tailem Town, Tailem Bend

#15 of 32 in Historic Sites in South Australia
Old Tailem Town is located in Tailem Bend. See Old Tailem Town and all Tailem Bend has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tailem Bend tourist route planner.
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101 reviews
  • August 5, 2017
    The Museum approached the breaks when you go from Adelaide to the Grampians National Park. Have exhibited living tools of the old days, such as entering in the premises, was an open-air exhibit railway vehicles and equipment, Railroad Museum, near the site were train? Thought, but so was brought as a museum. But it was quite good.
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  • July 7, 2017
    We came for 2 hours and stayed the whole day, at the end there was another one free tea, served by Peter. He has portrayed us as the whole project was a man of vision, great, that so little still there in our 'plastic 'society. My wife and I can recommend old Tailem town really well if you are interested in a bit of the history of Australia. By the way, a few cobwebs belong to a such place also. Also the price is very fair, dumber already spent my money.
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  • June 14, 2017
    This is one town of a kind, it takes at least 2 hours to do the tour there's so much to see. You can either discover the way people used to live in the old time or dig out some old stuff from the atti...  more »
  • Nice place. Shows a lot of history. A lot of the houses however are not well lit and have some pretty scary mannequins standing inside, that made me jump more than once. Also the maintenance could be a bit better. Definitely worth the visit though. If you like the scary stuff, be sure to check out their ghost tours.
  • Good place for visit. Old town where nobody lives. It takes about 2-3 hours to see all. You can also experience real haunted house
  • This was an experience I wont go back for! Everything was run down and lacking. This is definitely not a place for children as it is unsafe and injuries are very likely to occur. Firstly my foot went through the floor in one building and I didn't venture into most buildings as the floor creaked and bowed and cracked under foot in others and I wasn't going to take the chance of falling through again. One building has a bees nest hanging from it and I had to run in order to evade a lot of angry bees as we walked past. The bike shop was a bunch of rusty bikes completely covered in spiders webs. In fact the whole place was covered in spiders webs ..If you have Arachnophobia this is definitely not the place for you as in order to see anything you need to brush aside webs. It was a shame because you could actually see potential but it was just completely unloved and lacking in upkeep and maintenance. It is time for a closure in order to get this place to a safety standard that is safe for the public to use without risk of injury and a visit from a pest control company is much needed. For the $25 per head I don't believe the sprained ankle and the spider web experience was for me. I was not expecting a lot but it was not what was shown on the brochures and websites no horses no shiny old cars and no people in costumes just a lot of rust and spiders.
  • Most interesting. Good example of some of the old buildings.
  • Lovely people and awsome selection of heritage places there i love seeing historical places saved

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