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Oacoma, South Dakota: Al's Oasis - Big Buffalo

Double or triple the size of a real buffalo. Al's is a would-be Wall Drug of souvenir shops and cafes.

1000 E Hwy 16, Oacoma, SD
I-90 exit 260, turn north, then right on Hwy 248.
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Al's Oasis and buffalo.

Al's Oasis - Big Buffalo

Stop in and get the big grilled cheese sandwich, and a slice of amazing pie, after taking fun photos with the buffalo.

[Susan, 08/21/2020]

Buffalo at Al's Oasis.

Al's Oasis - Big Buffalo

The three buffalo are in great condition. They face the highway. The earlier tip to go before noon is probably correct because we couldn't get a face shot of the largest buffalo. We didn't try Al's Oasis, but we should've since I think the art is theirs.

[Candy, 07/27/2018]


Al's Oasis - Big Buffalo

Good food, shopping, and of course a great photo op. Best visited before noon if you want the sun shining on the front of the buffalo for your picture.

[Jeff P, 07/07/2016]


Al's Oasis - Big Buffalo

I had never been out to South Dakota, so when I heard there was a giant buffalo statue, I had to stop. It is what you see. Still a great place to stretch your legs and get a famous snapshot.

[Pam Murack, 07/27/2014]

Al's buffalo is just impressive enough to pull off for a snapshot. But if ever in NORTH Dakota, check out the World's Largest Buffalo, which would scare Al's little snorter right off the prairie.

Big buffalo.

Giant Buffalo - Al's Oasis

As for the giant buffalo - there are actually three. Two are life size, and the third is double or triple the size of a real buffalo.

[Joe Desiderio, 07/05/2002]

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