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“They really know their stuff.”
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Museum of the American Bison
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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“They really know their stuff.”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Very informative. Great location. Don't be afraid to ask questions...this is not to be missed. You can tell the owner really cares of what she has set-up and I am so glad she is sharing her knowledge.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Kevin K
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12 reviews from our community

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Vancouver, Washington
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181 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Get Up CLose and Personal with A Bison”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Well, he's stuffed, but you get a real idea of how massive these stately creatures are. More importantly, you learn about the huge herds that roamed the Great Plains of North America and the essential role that they played in the survival of the plains Indians. Sadly, you will also read and see pictorial information on the government policy of systematic extermination of the herds as a strategy for controlling how and where surviving tribal members would live. Completion of the transcontinental railroads spelled and end to American Bison, who's herds are just now being restored in isolated areas of South Dakota, Utah and Montana. I happened to be there on National American Bison Day, so there were lecturers on both history and contemporary do's and don'ts of approaching and interacting with Bison in the wild--"Essentially, don't. They are territorial and aggressive!" As an added bonus, there was a Bison Chili Cook-Off for which we obliged a tasting and voting for the winning recipe!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank kumtux
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Level Contributor
114 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Well worth the time. ”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

This is a relatively small exhibit, but well worth the time to explore the American Bison and its predecessor The Buffalo. You will see the pivotal role it played in the lives of the American Plains Indians, and how the Government distorted the vast herds to force these people to their knees.
You will also see the efforts under way to bring these beautiful animals back to their herds and to our tables. I was lucky on a recent visit to arrive on a buffalo chili cook-off day. Mmmmm!

Thank fotojo2
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Springfield, VA
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brand-new Small Museum”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We stumbled upon the brand-new Museum of the American Bison in the heart of Rapid City, SD and were delighted that we did. It is in a small store-front - only one room. But it was fascinating. Not only does it address the bison but it also addresses the people that were key in saving their population. In particular this is a good place to take your daughters as they highlight several women. The museum takes less than a half hour to visit but it is definitely worth it.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Agnes H
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