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Tatanka: Story of the Bison

1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-584-5678
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Vail, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You need to see if you are into Mountain views, Indians, Buffalo and even Kevin Costner. He did a wonderful job and all I can say is....WE WANT MORE!

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Conifer, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wow. Some of the most amazing group of sculptures I have ever seen. They start you off with about a 20 minute video on some of the history of the Lakota people & Kevin Costner providing some background information on the movie Dances With Wolves. It also talks about the making of these statues which is pretty amazing in itself.... More

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DC Metro
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was very neat. Lots of great information on the relationship between the Native Americans and the bison. Gift shop had unique items, especially books.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's just up the hill from Deadwood or on your way to Spearfish if you're in the area. It does have a fee, I think it was $7 for me and $5 for my 8 y.o. Inside, are all the costumes from Dances with Wolves, a little history museum, a short 15 minute film, snack shop and gift store. Then... More

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Clark, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The sculptures were quite striking, but otherwise it seemed like more "white guilt" and that did not do much for me.

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Port Ewen, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Over sized sculptures of a 'Buffalo Jump' were worth stopping for. Movie was too Kevin Costner. good area views. - about an hour's stop.

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rhode island
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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A Kevin Coster movie about Tatanka, a short walk to a "village" and the the bison monument which is VERY impressive. Te view on a clear day is WOOOW.

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St Paul
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Was much more interesting than I expected. Really enjoyed the sculpture with the bison worth the visit.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stopped here as part of a tour. We had already seen the video explaining Kevin Costner's aims in setting up Tatanka. We had an informative talk from a native American then went to look at the sculptures which were absolutely amazing. There is a small gift shop and cafe. Although enjoyable I felt that there could be more - maybe... More

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Miami Gardens, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This place isn't big but the figures of the buffalo drop is WORTH the trip and price. I was on a tour and got to question a old chief in the coolest hat. Found of there sketches on sale were drawn by one of the Indians and are so beautiful. (Billy something?) Regret buying one. The museum is the story... More

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