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Review of Terry Bison Ranch

Terry Bison Ranch
Ranked #13 of 50 things to do in Cheyenne
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Visiting from Boston, staying with friends in Boulder, CO. We we're told about the Ranch, booked a cabin for the night, (reasonable) and toured the park! I have seen bison in CO Federal parks, but "nothing" like this!! OMG~ for me it was just breath taking, to reach out and touch the bison right in front of me... and to feed also. We had dinner there, "Bison" steak of course, (pricey) but I'm from BOSTON, I ate bison. We woke up before sunrise with the herd, our cabin was just perfect! Many stray cats (?) LOL~ the animals seem to be content and well fed. Will return next May for sure! Love John (conductor) very informative, the staff is very polite, also the wait staff, Stephanie! Thanks for the great service & information.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is one of those attractions which should be seen before it's gone; It is the antithesis of the bland and sterile chain restaurant, Disney World or a commercial amusement park. It's clear that this is a family run operation, with virtually all of the attractions cleverly made by hand from recycled parts. And the people are genuine Wyoming cowboys and girls, not actors earning some money between semesters.

I took our granddaughter and her cousin to visit; they had a wonderful time having their pictures taken on the cornball stuffed Jackalope and bison in the gift shop. They didn't notice or care that the playground equipment was hand-welded with care from old car parts, tires and chains, had no plastic on it nor silly warning signs. They laughed as they saw little kids being ferried around in a train made of 55 gallon drums.

And they saw and petted a week old pony and fed its mother some carrots given to them by a young woman who described the birth. Finally, they took a trail ride with a guide who will probably ride in the Cheyenne Frontier Days later this month, and had the time to explain to them what they were seeing as they rode back and forth across the Colorado border. We didn't join the train that takes you out to mingle with the bison, but watched a number of people delight in feeding them.

This sort of attraction takes a lot of love and maintenance, and it gets it. But don't expect a sanitized, blah, 2013 experience. When you go, imagine that it's 1955, and you'll love it.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had seen several negative reviews, so was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The campground is a little tight, but with full hook ups for aRVs and lots of open space all around. Free wifi, good tasting water. Full service restaurant and bar, showers and store. Many unexpected animals, such as ostrich, camels, miniature horses, and peacocks, as well as hundreds of bison, cows, horses, goats, pigs, etc. the train ride out to see and feed the bison was really fun. Where else can you get so up close and personal with giant bison bulls and new born calves! mini amusement park for little kids and a great climbing structure and swings, plus trail rides, fishing and more. Weekend fun for the whole family. You can stop to see the animals for free, but train to bison and camping has a fee.

1  Thank Bonnie E
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I reviewed this Ranch in more detail under "Terry Bison Ranch Resort" on Trip Advisor.... Great Old West , rustic charm, amazing scenery. Horseback trail ride a must, hope you get Preston as your guide!! Food is very good, opening a breakfast area on July 1st! Enjoy!!

1  Thank TimK7700
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great animals, lots to do, while we were there a wedding was taking place -- it looked so cute.
We didn't get a chance to take the trolly out to see the bison (time restrictions), but I will definitely go the next time I'm through. The restaurant is open 7 days a week, Best Burger in Wyoming according to the Food Network!

1  Thank Angersons
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