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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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This is Kevin Costner's contribution to the West he loves. This was supposed to be a resort and when he bought the property, it was a junk pile. Now it is a very serene place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is Kevin Costner's contribution to the West he loves. This was supposed to be a resort and when he bought the property, it was a junk pile. Now it is a very serene place and a tribute to the bison and his love of the area. Inside the museum are costumes worn by the major actors in Dances with... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tatanka, Kevin Costner's beautiful display of the history of the bison is well worth the time to stop and visit. I am not sure why there aren't more people visiting but it should definitely be a must see. There is a short movie of his opening dedication speech well worth the time to grasp his depiction of the why, and... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was on an Insight bus tour with 29 other July 19th and we got to see the documentary on the bus called Tatanka . It give you the full background on the effort and many years that Kevin Costner took creating this special monument and site dedicated to the Lokota Tribe. We experienced a real treat with a talk... More 

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Corona, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Tatanka on 23 July 2015 and returned with two friends on the 24th. The staff couldn't have been more helpful on both occasions. In visiting this place please consider it for what it is - wonderful bronze sculptures situated in a well chosen location coupled with a brief introduction to the story of the bison and what they... More 

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Buffalo Lake Mn.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Very informative about the areas past and present native people and animals. The statues around the trail are interesting.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Would have been nice to have someone available for a tour. The 14 sculptures are amazing. Very informative newspaper clippings & photos of the demise of the buffalo.

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Georgioupolis, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Certainly an education if not what Mr Cosner originally envisaged. Informative lecture before a tour of the site. Powerful sculptures help to visualise a way of life now lost forever. Usual tourist shop.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If your interest is in Native American culture and Bison this place is for you. If you just want to learn, you will be moved emotionally by the time you watch the movie. Owned by Kevin Coster and very well done!!

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River Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Simply visit this place that Kevin Costner poured his heart and soul into to show what this area once was...my words cannot do it justice.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When we visited this interesting Attraction we were lucky enough to hear an address from Chief Bald Eagle who told us about a number of things he had done in his very long life. We were also told about the significance of the bison and how important they were to the American Indians who lived in this area as well... More 

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Address: 1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: 605-584-5678
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Deadwood

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