The Real Story of the West Begins Here…


The Museum of the American Bison and Great Plains Center is dedicated to telling one of the most captivating stories in our nation’s history… the story of the American Bison. Learn the history of the bison in North America from its prehistoric beginnings to its near extinction, how the bison impacted the development of the Wild West, and the true adventures of western figures who helped save the remaining bison at the end of the 1800s.

Got Bison?

Visit the Buffalo Nickel Boutique, our unique gift store located inside the museum. We carry a large assortment of one of a kind vintage jewelry and accessories, including authentic buffalo nickel necklaces. Make sure you check out our “Got Bison?” T-shirts for adults and children.

Become a Buffalo Benefactor!

As a non-profit organization relying on donations, grants and admissions receipts, this is an exciting opportunity to become part of something historic and to help us promote and preserve a major part of this area’s rich history!

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Discover Our Bison Exhibits

Please click here to learn more about our exciting exhibits and displays. From the bison’s pre-historic beginnings to near extinction to eventual resurgence in the 20th century, our exhibits bring to life one of the most captivating stories in the history of the American West. Be sure to check back often as we constantly update our exhibits page to feature special rotating exhibits and guest lecturers.

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