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Old Tailem Town, Tailem Bend

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  • We have overseas visitors coming to stay so thought it would be a good opportunity to check out some local attractions. What a let down Old Tailem Town turned out to be. The place is a dilapidated col...  more »
  • Maybe once it was attractive, but now it is dusty, spider webs everywhere,not all buildings open,lack of explanation on displays,basically lots of old buildings filled with random stuff.Some of the it...  more »
  • We saw the place while travelling to adelaide, however we did not stop. On our return to melbourne, we decided to have a look around for 30 mins or so. However, this turned into a few hours. There is ...  more »
  • This was an experience that a person has once and never wants to do again. For the expense, it is rundown and a very average experience. For instance, no EFTPOS, buildings that are leaking and musty, no toilet paper in toilets, and mouse poo on exhibits. In addition to that, a lot of the buildings were not even historically what they are displayed as (eg. bank, shops, etc were simply old sleeping quarters.) Use your time and money elsewhere.
  • We called into Old Tailem Town on a Probus Bus Tour in April 2016.We spent over two hours there we need to spend at least another 1 hour to see everything. Well worth the visit if you are interested in local country history. Definitely call in to have a look around- spend a bit of time in all the shops- very interesting items. For a place that does not get a lot of funding or support from Government or local Government and everything is does by the owner-. Not only did he build it but he does all the maintenance himself. There is no volunteer support or help via employment training schemes-- a huge undertaking for one man. It is mind blowing what he has done. Well done-much appreciated and will be back in the future
  • Old Tailem town is one simply awesome place to visit. It's privately owned and you can visit there by paying a little entry fees (remember it's cash only). All the buildings and shops which is hundreds of years old are well preserved there..
  • The construction o the town shows incredible work and vision, and yes, a collection of old buildings well set out, but sadly looks like done on a shoestring: mostly not just old but in bad repair, so not really like it would have looked like in the past- found it rather depressing, overwhelmed by the restoration that needs to be done. ....
  • I went went there for the first time it was absolutely amazing coming from the real world and stepping back in time.