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1 mile north of Deadwood on US 85, Deadwood, SD 57732
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We started with the video that introduces the site and it's background. Then the museum has a lot of artifacts. There was a talk given, and the presenter was very knowledgeable about the bison and how the Indians valued an co-existed with it. (she is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 722Lynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is not to be missed. Kevin Costner strives to create a meeting place between the cultures of the Lakota and the settlers of European descent. The focus point is the bison (commonly known as buffalo) which provided so much of the livelyhood on...More

1  Thank Arn E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this Museum and went inside. To the left you can see a short video on why this museum was made, worth listening to. Next inside the museum they have Native Tribal speakers to discuss the Bison. This to was very interesting the museum has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the visit to this museum very much. We were given a presentation of how the Native Americans used very single part of the Buffalo for their living circumstances. It was enlightening to see all the parts and touch and feel what they were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dale R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed. Arrived around 1230 and were told that there was a 20 minute video to watch narrated by Kevin Cosner and then at 1pm there would be a presentation. So after the video we were walking around the museum and I noticed it was after...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank billandgeorgeanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is compact but gives a lot of information. Make sure to watch the video first. Then make sure you listen to the volunteer sharing information about the bison. Then walk around outside to the bronze statue.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good live presentation, good video, a little too much kevin costner for me but...history of the development of the place was interesting and sculpture was fantastic. Enjoyed the overlook in front of sculpture too. Some food and drinks here but we didnt partake. Nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were extremely impressed with all the items in the gallery. The guide was extremely nice and our group was small enough to have a little chat time The sculptures outside were impressive Great job to Kevin Costner

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank yanktongal
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I was in this place a few years back. I loved the visit. It was stirring and informative. I couldn't wait to bring friends and family there this time through town. Last time the talks were passionate and informative. This time ... what a disappointment....More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank discerning3631
Reviewed August 7, 2019

There's not a lot here but what there is is pretty cool. Costumes from the movie Dances With Wolves, the absolutely stunning bronzes and Kevin Costner's informational movie you watch before hand was very moving.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Ronald-Karen
June 9, 2016|
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Response from billscobra | Reviewed this property |
2 miles north from downtown Deadwood on US 85, open every day 9-5. Plan to spend about a hour. If you are interested in the sculptures and other stuff, skip the lecture as it is somewhat long and dull for kids.
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Willy D
January 23, 2016|
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why were bison so important to plains indians
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779janef
August 24, 2015|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
There is a small museum at Tatanka. I'd allow at least an hour to visit both it and the sculpture.
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