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Vore, Wyoming: Big Pit of Buffalo Bones

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Vore Buffalo Jump

Address:
Old US Hwy 14, Vore, WY
Directions:
I-90 exit 199. Turn north, then turn right (east) and follow the access road (formerly US 14) for three miles. The Vore Buffalo Jump site will be on the right.
Hours:
Summer daily 8 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
307-283-1192
RA Rates:
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Big Pit of Buffalo Bones

Between 10,000 and 20,000 buffalo were stampeded into this pit by various tribes over many centuries. Conveniently located just off the interstate!

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/27/2012]

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Big Pit of Buffalo Bones.

Big Pit of Buffalo Bones

Fun little stop! Guided tour with admission. Lots of bones and artifacts to touch, and kids can find arrowheads in sand boxes to take home.

[Gretchen, 07/14/2018]

Buffalo dig.

Big Pit of Buffalo Bones

The site's location, at the interface between the open buffalo pastures of the Great Plains and the shelter of the Black Hills, made it a magnet for many native American groups vying for the area. The bone site was discovered during the construction of I-90 during the early 1970s.

[Jon Morgan, 07/02/2018]

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