Wyoming town puts itself on the auction block

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ALADDIN, Wy. (NBC NEWS) - If you've ever dreamed of owning your own town, here's your chance.


Nearly the entire town of Aladdin, Wyoming, population 15, is up for sale.

That includes the Aladdin Store that dates back to the 1800's, a cafe, a motel, a gas station, and a post office. And that's pretty much all of it.

Situated a few miles west of the South Dakota state line, the town is a popular place for bikers headed to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota each year.

The previous listing price was $1.5 million.

But, with no buyers, the owner decided an auction might get some attention.

"You might have noticed we're getting a little long in the tooth and something just has to give so we decided to put it up for auction," (said Aladdin Store owner Rick Brengle.

The owner hopes the new buyer will keep things the way they are - nice and quiet.

The town auction is planned for this Friday.

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