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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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Costner's work

It was good it was nice to see, gift shop very nice--awesome bison jerky--pretty expensive if not included in trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Pierceland, Sask
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in and spent an hour or so here, seemed rather run down, grass hadn't been cut in awhile and other things seemed rather neglected. Wouldn't recommend for the price charged for admission, would be okay if only $5. Great sculptures but expected more.

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Pierceland, Sask
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was good it was nice to see, gift shop very nice--awesome bison jerky--pretty expensive if not included in trip

Thank workinghands
Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I were staying right across the highway at the Lodge of Deadwood and decided to visit Tatanka. Anytime I hear that word I always think of Kevin Costners scene in the Movie,it was Hilarious. There was only four of us for the movie and the presentation by the lady of Lakota ancestry which is a shame because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed at the sculptures there. Very interesting and enjoyable. I would highly recommend visiting this site if in Deadwood. Staff personal were very knowledgeable.

Thank Thomas W
Collinsville, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a bus tour and this was one of many stops. We had seen the video of how this place came into being while on the bus. As informative as the video was, it did not prepare us for the amazing sculptures and displays we were about to see. The buffalo hunt sculptures are really... More 

Thank Roy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched the 20 minute movie which gave us insight into Kevin Costners reasons for building this place. The sculptures are very impressive. They were so realistic! The best part was listening to Billy tell us about the Lakota way of life. We really learned so much and he was a great speaker. We enjoyed it very much. We did... More 

Thank Connie K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a two hour tour of the place. Lots of Movie items from Dances with wolves. Really liked the Native American and Buffalo sculptures.

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South Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful statues of bison and the plains native American lifestyle along with the importance of the bison to their survival. It is not the most comforting feeling knowing what happened to them in the creation and expansion of the great country. Kudos to folks like Kevin Costner for his love of the Black Hills and attempts to help the Lakota... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I'm a huge Kevin Costner fan and love his work. I also love the story of the American Bison and believe the story of the American Indians needs much more attention. However, this stop misses the mark. This attraction is mainly the sculptures originally created for Costner's larger vision of a grand resort. They are beautiful and... More 

Thank Jim M
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Small museum but with incredible story behind it. Do not miss the video which explains why Kevin Costner built this place. He is heartfelt in talking about the history of the bison and the Lakota people. We got to have a talk by a Lakota man who told us about the daily life of his people when the bison abounded.... More 

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