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Tatanka: Story of the Bison

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Address: 1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: 605-584-5678
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Really neat sculptures, history of the native Americans. Had a wonderful tour guide that was Native American....looking forward to going back and spending more time

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Pierre
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Really neat sculptures, history of the native Americans. Had a wonderful tour guide that was Native American....looking forward to going back and spending more time

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went as a day trip with a group of 14 last August. It's $7.50 entry fee for adults and $5.50 for 6-11yo. Being a foreigner (Australian) I had close to no idea about bison, their role in the ecosystem, their history, anything. During this trip I learnt about the horse tail that is hung from atop of a Native... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Kevin Costner had a grand plan for a hotel and railroad, but failed to get backers. The sculpture is really all that made it. It's a fine work of art. The "museum" includes a long, dull film which is mostly listening to Kevin Costner yatter on. We didn't want to hurt the curator's feelings, so we sat through it. It... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Even tho the place wasn't officially opened, the lady let us go thru and read and examine the artifacts, pictures, and the sculptures outside were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Very fun attractioN! Have a good time with my family and friends! We went last june and might come again this year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Passing by on the way from Deadwood to Mount Rushmore, we took a stop at Tatanka, and I am so glad we did. It's not a huge place by any means and a couple of hours is enough to see everything in detail, but the information I came away with from my short time there made it so worth the... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice small museum where you can watch a video there's also a cafe and gift shop. Purchase a ticket and go out the back door and follow the trail. You will come to the sculptures which are amazing. They are life sized and very dramatic and detailed. Excellent work by the sculptor. Keep following the path and you will come... More 

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Nancy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were in Deadwood for a Convention in late October and they were closed for the season, but opened Tatanka just for us. Got a wonderful and very interesting tour of the museum and outdoors exhibits. A great and very special memory. Thank you again !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The displays were awesome, the video was good and told a story that everyone should see. The woman in the gift shop was very informative. We totally enjoyed our time there.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Didn´t know if it was a tourist trap, but it definitely is not! The Lakota Sioux guide was super and made the story come true. Costner has outdone himself here!

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