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- Address: 100 Tatanka Dr, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6055845678
- Ticket Price: 9 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Statue, Family And Kids
This is a heritage site. It pays tribute to the beast that once roamed the great American plains in the west. The bison played a role in American History and this place tells us the story of it. A recreated encampment tells us about the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the Native Americans in the past. There are bronze sculptures of 14 bisons and 3 Native Americans. These statues have been sculpted with delicate craftsmanship and have since been well taken care of by the administration. The scale of the whole monument is larger than life. It is both educational and awe-inspiring.
- The Bison Statues
- The Interpretive Center
- Informative Film Screening
- The Gift Shop
- The Snack Bar
Tatanka- Story Of The Bison Travel Tips
- The film screening will give a context to your visit.
How to Reach Tatanka- Story Of The Bison
- Hire a cab.
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39.73% of people who visit Deadwood include Tatanka- Story Of The Bison in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
54.84% of people start their Tatanka- Story Of The Bison visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tatanka- Story Of The Bison
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Tatanka- Story Of The Bison Reviews & Ratings
Had a good time here. Learned a lot about buffalo and the local natives. Wasn’t overwhelmed with the experience but it was worth the stop. The view is lovely, and the nice people who work here were very knowledgeable. There are no professional video cameras allowed without express written and previously scheduled permission but that’s understandable for the most part. My kids would have been bored but I enjoyed learning about the history of the area specifically. Not bad for a random stop in the neighborhood.
If you are going, you should listen to the presentation and read the information on the plaques. The statues themselves are not worth the cost of the entrance fee even though they are beautiful. You aren't allowed to take in big purses or backpacks but they can lock it up for you. When they talk about watching the video, know that it is about the creation of the statues and not about how the buffalo almost became extinct. I liked it but some of the family felt it focused too much on Kevin Costner.
Such an informative experience to include a video from Kevin Costner, live presentation from a Lakota woman, and viewing of the bronze Tatanka. The fee of $12 is certainly reasonable. I recommend a must on the tourist circuit. Oh and gift shop has beautiful items.
Been here several times. Always a great place to visit. Very informative. A museum with a wealth of history and artifacts.
Landscape trees are almost dead . Building in disrepair. When you walk from the parking lot to the entrance stairs, there is a sign "no dogs" "no purses". The sign doesn't offer the cost to get in. No purse=no money. Want to use the restroom? It's for paying customers only. Kevin...be ashamed!