Last updated: 8/16/2013
Crawford, Nebraska
Street Address
1811 Meng Drive
Crawford, NE 69339
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 692
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
Daily 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Adult Rate....$4.00 plus tax
Senior Rate...60 and over...$3.50 plus tax
Kids...5-12...$2.00 plus tax
Kids...4 & under...Free
Dr. Larry Agenbroad, Research Coordinator
phone: 605-745-6017
Joe Muller, Business Manager
phone: 605-745-6017

"The evidence reveals their presence, and the wind whispers their story"!
Ten thousand years ago, long before Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and Little Big Man, people of the Alberta Culture hunted the lands of northwest Nebraska. Armed with stone tools, a band of Alberta Culture paleo indains stalked, then slaughtered 600 bison and insured their winter's survival. Today the area is known as the Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Site and Museum. Visitors here feel the spirit of these early hunters.


The large bone concentration began to reveal itself in 1954 during bulldozer operations to create an earthen dam, but it took twenty years before the site was properly investigated.

Artifact Collections

Alberta Culture artifacts and the bones of 600+ extinct bison

Educational Programs

Exhibitions, educational programs, field studies


Operated by the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD, under special permit from USDA-Forest Service.


  • "The Hudson-Meng Site: An Alberta Bison Kill in the Nebraska High Plains" Agenbroad, 1978
  • "The Hudson-Meng Bison Kill" Agenbroad, 2006
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