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Tatanka: Story of the Bison

1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
+1 605-584-5678
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Insight into Kevin Costner's passion

We spent an hour here, viewing the exhibit, watching the film, and listening to a native American... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
alibarbaraMilwaukee
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great venue

Extremely educational. We learned many new facts concerning the governments therefore the White... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Jagmoor
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San Antonio, Texas
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“bison” (116 reviews)
LOCATION
1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
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"bison"
in 116 reviews
"native americans"
in 36 reviews
"bronze sculptures"
in 18 reviews
"buffalo jump"
in 18 reviews
"kevin costner"
in 95 reviews
"gift shop"
in 26 reviews
"plains indians"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
in 4 reviews
"life size"
in 6 reviews
"american woman"
in 3 reviews
"small museum"
in 10 reviews
"interpretive center"
in 3 reviews
"black hills"
in 16 reviews
"south dakota"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"crazy horse"
in 4 reviews
"history lesson"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

We spent an hour here, viewing the exhibit, watching the film, and listening to a native American talk about the usefulness of buffalo to the native people. I learned a lot about Kevin Costner, his dedication to bringing the plight of the native Americans and...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Extremely educational. We learned many new facts concerning the governments therefore the White Mans treatment of the Native Americans.

Thank Jagmoor
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

The native Lacota Indian speaker taught me a lot and held my attention to the end. I am so glad that a friend talked me into going. I spent close to 2 hours there and wished I had another free. Make this place a must...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Seeing the museum from the parking lot I remember thinking, "Is this the museum?" It sure didn't look like a museum from the outside, but then we stepped inside and it was amazing! Billy, a museum worker who is Lakota, spent over 2 hours answering...More

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Very well doen, gives the depth of feeling of a story, like watching a story unfold. The detail is incredible, thank goodness this was completed and is there for all to enjoy. The interpretive center is well done too, and the video with Kevin Costner...More

Thank MKH000
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Truly inspiring museum that Kevin Costner put his heart into! The short film had me holding back tears. The sculptor garden overlooks a beautiful scene and is so beautiful! Get out of Deadwood and enjoy this very unique experience!

Thank SuzyQIllinois
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

I love the idea, and I love the topic. The statues are pretty amazing and are the best part. The video was pretty poor and underwhelming. Didn't really focus or convey a whole lot about the bison per se. Lots of Costner reading a speech...More

Thank James G
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I wouldnt recomend you go out of your way to visit this place, if you are passing through Deadwood then by all means call in. The sculpture was very impressive, the museum seems to lack something. The video was too long and frankly boring. Lots...More

Thank barfin
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

The sculptures are impressive especially situated on a hill side so that you can imagine the entire scene as it was. The museum portion was small with a number of items unmarked. The video droned on with a long speech by Costner. In my opinion...More

Thank cityglow
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

You will love this undertaking presented by Kevin Costner. He obviously is very passionate about the Black Hills and its history. Don't miss this!

Thank Rhonda A
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Ronald-Karen
June 9, 2016|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
2 miles north from downtown Deadwood on US 85, open every day 9-5. Plan to spend about a hour. If you are interested in the sculptures and other stuff, skip the lecture as it is somewhat long and dull for kids.
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Willy D
January 23, 2016|
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why were bison so important to plains indians
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779janef
August 24, 2015|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
There is a small museum at Tatanka. I'd allow at least an hour to visit both it and the sculpture.
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