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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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Good stop.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2014
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Clark, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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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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145 reviews 145 reviews
49 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
67 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

One of my favorite movies is" Dances With Wolves". Kevin Costner purchased the land where this attraction stands as a sort of thank you since the movie was filmed in South Dakota, and to acknowledge the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and their way of life. The museum contains costumes worn in the movie, a movie of the... More 

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The statues are awesome. BUT the ground were unkempt, nothing else was going on... The "museum" was tiny... I kept thinking of all the things that could have been happening on the grounds - Craftsman, native teachings, etc... For the price I just wasn't that thrilled. The video at the beginning was a sort of glorification of Kevin Costner (the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

we stumbled across this place looking for The Lodge at Deadwood. It has a beautiful gift shop and very friendly staff. We chose not to tour the museum because we thought the price was a little high for what we could see from the parking lot. $7.50 per person.

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Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were really excited about seeing this museum because we loved Dances With Wolves.....we arrived just after the actual tour started and were told we could catch up with them...By the time we "caught up" the tour guide was thru talking and we rounded a corner and there were the bronze statues.... not as impressive a sight as it could... More 

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