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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: +1 605-584-5678
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Interesting and educational

Wonderful presentation, the artifacts are very cool. The outdoor sculptures are amazing and worth seeing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gillette, Wyoming
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Gillette, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful presentation, the artifacts are very cool. The outdoor sculptures are amazing and worth seeing.

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Helotes, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an interesting story! We stayed twice as long as we planned to stay. While the small group that was with us got up right after one of the presentations, we stayed and had a wonderful discussion with the Docent who was a descendant of the "First People." She educated us further and deeper into the artifacts ... just because... More 

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L'Anse, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tatanka is one of those gems of Deadwood that may get overlooked. Is just a little ways out of town but so worth the effort. We were blessed with one of the curators (Phill) telling my group of 52 about the Lakota way of life. He was interesting, informative and answered questions. He then took us outside to view the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The visit starts in the museum with a comprehensive explanation of the museum, property and history. The native American who explains life in the past and today is well worth the entire visit. The museum was built because of Kevin Kostner's efforts after his movie and life experience in Dancing with Wolves. The sculptures depict a bison hunt where the... More 

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Canton, South Dakota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not at all what we were hoping but the sculptures were awesome and that was about all there was to see. Not worth the cost of entrance fee since you can see everything there in less than 15 minutes.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you enjoy hearing the history of the massive, majestic bison and learning about the sad story of the white man vs, the Natives, this is a wonderful must. I was touch by the video that explained Kevin Costner's affinity with this place and it's history. As seemed to happen so often during our trip to Deadwood, we happened in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I stumble upon this place as it was across the highway from the The Lodge at Deadwood (great hotel). The museum was well done. The bison sculptures are amazing! Definitely worth a stop if you are a tatanka fan!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a trip to see. The story behind the sculptures, the sculptures and the history of the people was presented beautifully. The man at the museum told and show of things of his heritage, which we greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

what can I say, my wife just loved it, the people there where very friendly and helpful. loved the statues

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for information on our early American history related to Native Americans, this is a place to visit. As other reviewers have noted, your visit starts with a lecture on the Lakota people and how they lived. Then a guided walk around the grounds explaining the purpose of the attraction relating to informing people of the Lakota's... More 

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