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Tatanka, Story of the Bison

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Distance About 55 miles
Time Needed: One hour or less, excluding travel time. Recommended as part of a side trip to the northern hills, Deadwood, Lead and Spearfish Canyon. 
Best Time To Go: Daylight Hours. Center open May 15th to September 30th, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. seven days a week. Closed in winter.
Directions: Follow US 16A East to US 16; Take US 16 West 6 miles to Junction of US385; Take US385 North to Deadwood; Follow US85 one mile north Deadwood to exhibit.
Cost: Daily Passes  (2008 Season)
  • Senior (65+) - $6.50
  • Adult (12+ years) - $7.50
  • Child (6-11 years) - $5.50
  • 5 years and under - free
  • Groups of 15 or more - $6.50 each
Highlights: Larger than life bronze sculpture of 14 bison and three native American hunters.
Description:      Tatanka is the Lakota word for buffalo and this exhibit tells the story of how native Americans of the Plains hunted and revered the 30 million bison that roamed the Great Plains from Texas to Canada. Centerpiece of the exhibit is the larger than life bronze sculptures. An interpretive center explains the relationship of the bison and native Americans and includes an authentic Lakota encampment as it would have appeared in the 1840s.
    PO Box 503, Hwy 85 - One Mile North of Deadwood, Deadwood, SD 57732, Phone: 605-584-5678.

 
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