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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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Areally nice story of the Buffalo with a group of Buffalo and Native American sculptures.

Had a two hour tour of the place. Lots of Movie items from Dances with wolves. Really liked the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
james k
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Wonderful statues of bison and the plains native American lifestyle along with the importance of... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
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1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
+1 605-584-5678
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Had a two hour tour of the place. Lots of Movie items from Dances with wolves. Really liked the Native American and Buffalo sculptures.

Thank james k
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wonderful statues of bison and the plains native American lifestyle along with the importance of the bison to their survival. It is not the most comforting feeling knowing what happened to them in the creation and expansion of the great country. Kudos to folks like...More

Thank brenirish
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First of all, I'm a huge Kevin Costner fan and love his work. I also love the story of the American Bison and believe the story of the American Indians needs much more attention. However, this stop misses the mark. This attraction is mainly the...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Small museum but with incredible story behind it. Do not miss the video which explains why Kevin Costner built this place. He is heartfelt in talking about the history of the bison and the Lakota people. We got to have a talk by a Lakota...More

Thank maapar
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Big screen presentation narrated by Kevin Costner at the visitor center, right before the wildlife loop road

Thank crader4
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Really wanted to go here and see the sculptures of the buffalo, get the feeling Kevin Costner had when planning Tatanka, and honor the Native Americans whose lives required bison/buffalo. It just wasn't evident today. It is understaffed and the displays need serious attention. The...More

Thank 756bhp
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent time here. We had enough people (11) to warrant a presentation and it was awesome and very interesting. Mavis made us feel right at home and taught us a lot about her culture and past. We enjoyed her and the presentation....More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Make sure you listen to kevin costners opening day ceremony. He speaks eloquently about the history of the native Americans.

Thank kimjansonsmith
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This attraction, owned and funded by Kevin Costner, has a nice visitors center and some exceptionally fine sculptures of American Bison, along with a nice gift shop and American Indian artifacts. Well worth a stop.

Thank gramps-nanna
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The Lakota man gave a very detailed history of daily life as it used to be in his tribe. He told how to build a teepee and all of the ways the bison was used in daily life. There is an amazing bronze sculpture of...More

Thank Mary H
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The address of the faculty. Hours of operation for July 2016'
9 June 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.
Willy D
where were bison originally found in north america
23 January 2016|
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Response from Willy D |
why were bison so important to plains indians
I use a cane and sometimes a walker. Are there places that are accessibile ?
24 August 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.