$800,000 Buys You the Town of Scenic, South Dakota

 - Jul 29, 2011
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If you have an extra $800,000 and have always wanted to own your own city, then you should look into purchasing the town of Scenic, South Dakota. The town sits on a 34 acre plot of land that is home to all of two families but does include a saloon and several other decrepit buildings.

As lighthearted as this story may sound there is a deadly serious reason as to why this town has been put up for sale. The town's owner, Twila Merrill, has become stricken with cancer and her daughter has convinced her to sell the town. According to Lee Ann Keester (Merrill's daughter), the town can be had by anyone with $800,000, so evil villains looking for a new secret base take notice.