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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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I had traveled to Tatanka with my grandparents before in 2002, but did not remember much of it because I was nine years old at the time. All I could recall was something about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had traveled to Tatanka with my grandparents before in 2002, but did not remember much of it because I was nine years old at the time. All I could recall was something about "Dances with Wolves" and that it was important to the Native Americans. Now that I am 22, I'm so grateful to have had the pleasure to... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kevin Costner may well have had a vision, but apparently he lost that vision when it didn't pay - we're not real sure what exactly the message is supposed to be, but whatever it is, it doesn't come through. Did we try to wipeout the Buffalo? Yes. Why? Many reasons - No single answer. We left wondering what we spent... More 

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Highmore, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite activities this trip. It was interesting to see the artifacts, but the highlight was the knowledge and passion of the tour guide, Phil. He really brought to life the experiences of the Lakota people as they followed the bison. I appreciated too that he was available for questions and conversation after the tour. Definitely... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the exhibit - it was a very true to life exhibit and the bronze statues were true to life full scale. It was like being there live when they went on the hunt.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped to see the beautiful sculptures and were not disappointed. They showed a short narrative by Kevin Costner; and a live presentation about the relationship between the buffalo and Sioux. The walk was easy and the sculptures outstanding. Glad we didn't drive past it. The gift shop actually had items made by Native Americans and not imported from China.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The video and sculptures were great, BUT the appearance of the grounds and upkeep of the displays took away from the overall experience. Did not convey the feeling I expected.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting facts,beautiful artifacts. Guide was quite knowledgable and very personable. A little expensive, but a great cause. Glad we stopped!

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Ventura County West, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

my wife and i stop to see the story of the bison. beautiful sculptures and county. the people were friendly and informative.

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Canton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I absolutely loved seeing the sculpture and found the entire story about how the Tatanka center came to be very interesting. I also enjoyed seeing the artifacts. I was sorry we were not able to spend more time looking at the sculpture and taking our time outside. I am not sure we were even outside for 10 minutes. You have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I visit with my parents, it was interesting, the museum it's small, but a native american there made worth it every single thing they have on exhibition, staff it's extremely attentive, they help me with directions for after leaving, I highly recommend this place! It takes like around and hour and a half or two to look around if you... More 

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Address: 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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