Parties and Gatherings

Make memories, Old West Style!

Circle M City is such a fun place to make memories. Your guests will have the unique opportunity to tour the wild west town to explore the bank, jail, Gold Dust Saloon, livery and other frontier establishments. Don’t miss the jail, paddy wagon, gallows, and undertaker with antique hearse wagon. There’s so much to see and everyone has a great time.

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THE OLD WEST MUSEUM is inside the Livery Stables building and features a 30-min self-guided tour of the history of all things horses, starting with the incredible role horses played in warfare in medieval battle and the civl war, moving into outlaws, bandits and the lawmen that tamed the west. Exhibits cover the role that people of color played in equine history, including Native Americans, Mexican Vacqueros and African American cowboys like the Buffalo Soldiers and “Bulldogger” Bill Pickett, who was a rodeo performer. We move through time into the Hollywood glam era and movie stars like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and John Wayne and the movie lots in Arizona who produced hundreds of old westerns we know and love. Lastly, don’t miss the exhibit on Annie Oakley and the cowgirls of the west, and how they shaped the trajectory of rodeo and the western arts. From soldiers to horse shows, rope tricks to gun fights, there’s so much interesting history to learn.

LIVERY STABLES BARN is a rustic 2-story barn dance hall thoughtfully decorated with antique farm implements and has rustic charm. It features a first-floor dining are with round wooden tables and chairs and tavern tables with bench seating for 125 people, as well as a balcony and bar area. The stage is wired for premium sound and has a 55″ tv screen. The Livery Stables has a full kitchen with commercial dishwasher, bathrooms, a quiet anteroom with rocking chairs and a wood-burning stove. Decorations and table cloths available upon request.

GOLD DUST SALOON and the YELLOW PINE OPERA HOUSE each hold up to 25 people for more intimate events or meetings.


Circle M City can be rented for $109/hr. This includes the museum, a walk through town, use of the buildings’ meeting spaces, the Livery Stables Dance Hall, a full kitchen, bathrooms and dressing areas.

Kid’s birthday parties are $109 per hour for 10 kids and their adults are free.
Each additional child after 10 kids is $5.
Add on activities for a special experience are listed below.

  • Horseback riding $75 Sign release form (Click to print)
  • Sheriff Tim’s and Crazy Kate’s Wild West Show with singing and music, trick-roping, bull whips, gun-slinging, hatchet-throwing and singing $75
  • Old Time Portrait Session with dress-up costumes $50
  • Barn Dancing Activity $50
  • Calf Roping $50
  • Wagon Ride $50
  • Blacksmithing demonstration $50

Are you looking to plan a wedding? Here’s more information on how we can make your dream wedding a reality. We also have Field Trips for schools, homeschool groups, churches and scout groups.

Circle M City is located at 74 Cowboy Lane Sanford, NC 27330 in Tramway area, off of Center Church Rd. We are located 30 mins from Southern Pines and 60 mins from Fayetteville, Cary, Raleigh, Greensboro, Ashboro and Durham.

To check availability, please call Sheriff Tim Marsh at (919) 499-8493