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“bison”(129 reviews)
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1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
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Reviewed 3 days ago

small museum, with great bronze statues commissioned by Kevin Costner, but the great part was this 30 minutes talk by a Lakota Indian man, about all the ways the different parts of the bison were used.

Thank James D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

"Walking in the middle of a chosen land" That's how I feel being here. A place to lezen, very nice people, beautiful sculpture. I hope to return some day!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoyed Kevin Costner’s movie "Dances With Wolves" then you will surely enjoy this handsome homage to Native Americans. The magnificent bronze statue @ the entrance sets the tone: it is 1¼ life size of a bison jump; horseback Lakota Sioux driving some 9...More

Thank wesstdun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit at the museum and learned a lot from the presentation given by a Lakota native named Billy. We learned a lot about the history of Bison, the Lakota traditions and way of life, and current events. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour bus stopped here and we were all the better for it. We had a short lecture from a Lakota tribesman. Learned much. Saw the brass statues built to depict a bison hunt, which were amazing.

Thank wrpupkis
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad to find this place. It is in a lovely setting not far from Deadwood. If you are, like me, obsessed with Bison,, you will love it. First you can watch a short film about Kevin Costner's dream to build a resort here, and...More

Thank catwic57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place. The presenter was very interesting had a lot to say. We learned many things about the Lakota traditions. It was an eye opening experience to hear history events described by a different point of view.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had this on my list of places to go, and we barely made it in enough time before they closed for the day (we spent much longer in Wyoming than we anticipated). Due to closing in less than an hour, we understandably didn’t get...More

Thank Ashton B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby Deadwood, worth a 30 minute visit, very nice exhibit of Indian culture and buffalos. Beautiful long range views.

Thank PatrickCT14
Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction and the guide "Phil" were outstanding. Certainly five stars are warranted. BUT one employee was unbelievably rude and obnoxious. She literally screamed at my 69 year old wife for having brought in her wallet in a tiny velvet bag and very much upset...More

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10 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.
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24 January 2016|
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Response from Willy D |
why were bison so important to plains indians
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.