Tatanka Story of the Bison
Kevin Costner invites you to visit Tatanka. 30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America. By the close of the 19th century, it's estimated that less than 1,000 bison survived. This is their story. "I believe today that this place is bigger than the dream I had for it. What it means to anyone that will come here will be up to them. Tatanka was not designed as the white man's version of the Native American. Rather it stands as a centerpiece for two cultures, one whose very lives depended on the buffalo and one who saw it as a means to an end. It recognizes and accepts that this is our mutual history. It can also represent the chance to move forward." Kevin Costner, Attraction Founder/Owner WINTER: (weather permitting). Beginning October 16th Open Wednesday - Saturday 10:00-4:00. Closed Sunday - Tuesday All admissions self-guided. SUMMER: May 15, 2023 - October 15th Open Daily: 9:00-5:00. Gate closes at: 4:30 Presentation times start on the hours of 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Presentations last 30-45 minutes. No presentations before May 6th or after September 30th. No presentations on Sundays. It takes 1 hour to view Tatanka for self guided tours and 1 1/2 - 2 hours with a presentation. Average guests spends 2-3 hours here.