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Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast is located on the Bar-O-Bar Farm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, three miles east and one half mile south of the junction of highways 18 and 391, close to the Wakpamni Lake Community, an Oglala Lakota village. Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast consists of two houses, the Main House and the Folks' House, two tipis and Wakpamni Gallery and Gifts.

Guest Comments:
“Visiting the Pine Ridge Reservation involves some roughing it, but excellent accommodations and meals are available at the Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast.”
-Travel Holiday Magazine

“Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast is a tourism powerhouse in its own right.”
- A quote from the Department of Tourism at the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism
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Wakpamni B&B
HC 64 Box 43
Batesland SD 57716
U.S.A.

RENEW YOUR SPIRIT 
 
While staying at the Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast, the adventurous traveler will find the surrounding area steeped in frontier history. In the early days, intrepid explorers and fur traders fought the elements and engaged in bloody battles with the proud Sioux Indians, who defended their territory against the encroachment of the white man. Today, the vast Indian Reservation and the sprawling farms and ranches share the land.  
  
One can uniquely experience the Lakota culture, traditions, religious expressions, history, art and lifestyles while attending a weekend Powwow, visiting the Wounded Knee Massacre Site, viewing a buffalo herd or attending an Indian rodeo. Other activities include visiting the Red Cloud Art Show, the store at the Lakota Fund, where the arts and crafts of the local people are displayed and sold, and Badlands National Park.  
  
To the south lie the Sandhills of Nebraska, which are geographically unique in the New World. It's ancient sanddunes are stabilized by the tenacious roots of the prairie grass. Once the domain of nomadic Indian tribes, now the 20,000 square miles is the kingdom of cattle ranches.  
  
The nearby Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park is a living history museum. The 7,202 acre Bar 99 Ranch is preserved for future generations. The visitor will travel the cattle drives of a hundred years ago. visit a sodhouse and learn about ranching in the twentieth century.  
  
Other local attractions are The Lacreek Wildlife Refuge, home of the Trumpeter Swan; The Old-time Cowboy Museum; The Mari Sandoz Room; Museum of the Fur Trade; Fort Robinson State Park and The Willow Tree Festival.  In the summer you can go canoeing on the Niobrara River or enjoy many of our county fairs and rodeos.  
  
So, whether looking for an adventure or just the simplicity of country life, a visit to Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast will warm your heart and renew your spirit!!!!  
 
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