Tatanka: Story of the Bison, Deadwood

4.2
#4 of 8 in Museums in Deadwood
Learn how the North American bison population plummeted from 60 million to less than 1,000 at Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Walk among life-sized statues of 14 bison pursued by Native Americans on horseback, and learn how indigenous people depended on the animal for food, clothing, tools, and much more. Don't miss the short film starring actor Kevin Costner, who strives to bring the park into the public eye. Use our Deadwood vacation builder to visit Tatanka: Story of the Bison on your trip to Deadwood, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited Tatanka today after enjoying the morning in Deadwood. I realize it's off season and not much is going on but $12 per person to watch a Kevin Costner promo film, look at a few artifacts and ...  more »
  • Visited in the winter to find the attraction open and walked in. Interesting displays and historical presentations of the bison and Native Americans. Beautiful outdoor grounds with sculptures in a wal...  more »
  • You didn't learn THIS in school! A small attraction - - good for the disabled. The land was originlly intended to be a hotel. Kevin Costner turned it into something respectful.  more »
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  • Excellent! Don't miss this one. Set up by Kevin Costner, this is an old west and Native-American history center. Our guide was very knowledgeable on both.
  • This was an experience I will never forget! I did have weird experience with 1 of the speaker's there HE wasn't friendly at all. But when you get outside and walk around it was nice. Love the bronze bison
  • Glad I came worth the trip to take a journey through the story of the bison,nice staff.worth seeing.
  • It was absolutely amazing. The guide was very knowledgeable and he stayed after to talk with my husband and me and another couple. He answered all of our questions and told us even more about his culture. He made the tour amazing!! We also LOVED the sculptures.
  • This was a lot more fun than I expected, very interesting & educational.
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