Durham Bison Ranch

the Durham Bison Ranch

The Durham Bison Ranch is a must-see 55,000-acre family-owned bison ranch located just 39 miles south of Gillette. In 1965, Armando Flocchini Sr., a meat butcher from San Francisco, purchased the ranch. Like many ranchers of the time, he understood if he wanted to make a living through bison, he needed to set an example in his care of the animal and the land. By raising his bison holistically and ethically, Flocchini developed a symbiosis with his herd, and thanks to the conservation efforts of private ranchers like Flocchini and his family, bison are now thriving in North America. Today, the Durham Bison Ranch is one the largest bison operations in North America and one of the most popular things to do in Gillette, WY. You can see where all of the bison are raised naturally, holistically and sustainably as part of the Flocchini family’s continued commitment and are hailed as some of the highest quality breed stock and meat available that is shipped nationwide.

Bison History

Bison were known as the most important animal in the development of North America. They were the center of life for the Plains Indians, providing food, clothing and shelter, so the animal was revered by the tribe culturally and religiously. An estimated 40 to 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains in the 1830s, but disease, Western expansion and development threatened the animal nearly to the point of extinction.
May 30th through Early Fall, 2023. Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am; Fridays at 2pm. 

Durham Bison Ranch Tours

You can go where the bison roam on a two-hour tour of The Durham Bison Ranch from the end of May through August on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Book your tour today and experience life on one of the largest and oldest working bison ranches. (You must provide your own transportation to the ranch.)May 30th through Early Fall, 2023. Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am; Fridays at 2pm. 

Call 307-686-0040

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