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“nice attraction”

Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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 have been....the hill they were coming down was small and just did not have the impact we were expecting. We did see some of the costumes from the movie but overall a disappointment.....not expensive , I think $6 pp But I would recommend spending that $6 on a few beers in Deadwood..

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is very easy to find and good parking also. Costs are $7.50 per person if i remember right unless you are 65 or older. Nice building and grounds and the history is great. You might be expecting bigger but what they have is very nice.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Had a great time at Tatanka. Enjoyed reading all of the information in the exhibits and seeing all of the artifacts and pictures displayed. My favorite was the walking trail and the incredible bison statues.

This is an educational stop...but also a visual feast between the bison statues and beautiful view from near the statues.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are in the Deadwood area, I recomend a visit to Tatanka on U.S. Highway 85 – One mile north of Deadwood to learn the story of the bison and experience the richness of the Lakota people.
Tatanka is a Lakota word that literally means “bull buffalo,” but Tatanka meant more than that. Ceremonies and daily life revolved around sacred reverence for Tatanka, well that's what the blurb says and I heartily agree.
Tatanka was a bit of a cold stop,for us, but then it was late May so you can't expect summer tempreatures.
The site is really interesting with a very knowledgeable guide.
The site has replica tepees set up to show what a Sioux village would have looked like in the 1800s, and there were also huge bronze statutes depicting a bison hunt in the 1800s..

Thank clivewo
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