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Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research & Visitor Center

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Wow! Fascinating view of prehistoric world

I loved learning the history of this part of the US, seen through the remains of hundreds and... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Maplewood, New Jersey
For explorers who like to see what others miss

Robyn, Emily and Rachel were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly guides to a very unique... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Valentine, Nebraska
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I loved learning the history of this part of the US, seen through the remains of hundreds and hundreds of bison. The theories of how they all perished make for a walk through paleontology history, as well as bringing to life ancient natural history. Well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Robyn, Emily and Rachel were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly guides to a very unique archaeological site. Rachel is quite good with an atlatl and will let you try one as well.This bison jump and kill site was used for perhaps 2000 years beginning 10.000 years...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

After hiking 2 hours at toad stool geological park we took the kids to the research and visitor center. We are glad we did, our tour guide was great, we learned a lot. They had activities for our 5 year old that kept her entertained...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Awesome sight albeit in the middle of nowhere! The staff at the site is incredibly knowledgeable. Though the site is remote, I was surprised to find that's the summer staff is housed in tents that they bring with them. Clearly these folks are dedicated! The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Very scientific & educational theories given as the reason for bones of 600 bison found, buried probably 600 years ago.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank VictoriaD1962
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The 20-acre site features a bone bed of more than 600 extinct bison (Bison antiquus) which roamed the area about 10,000 years ago. The bones are densely packed and in a remarkable stage of preservation. Many skeletons are articulated; most are cows or calves. During...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This place was much more than we expected it to be. Off the beaten path but worth the drive to the secluded location. You had to walk a little ways down a path across a creek from the parking lot to the actual facility. There...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sheri-David L
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The fossil bed is down a long gravel road away from any towns. Still we were on the fossil trail and determined to go. This in situ fossil site was well worth it. We were given a personalized tour and then had plenty of time...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank S W
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

After driving around 12 miles of gravel roads to get there, my 14 & 9 years old girls & I were very skeptical to say the least. The parking lot and bathrooms are 1/8 mile away from the visitors center and are well maintained. They...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank EmKem
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I read about this site in the May/June issue of Archaeology. I was uncertain if the site would be worth the trip from Rapid City, SD, but we were so glad we visited. This is the only bison kill site I've ever seen and it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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