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Live buffalo are center stage during our 1880s dinner theater experience. Meet Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, Charles Goodnight, an Apache buffalo medicine man. Nearly every …
One hallmark of a successful event is that participants are left pondering what they experienced for days afterward. That is what happened for us after attending the Bison Adventure at Bella Vista Bison over the Fourth of July weekend.
Owners Neal and Theresa Fischer left behind their suburban roots to dedicate themselves to raising bison, while also aiming to educate as many as possible. Their story of the uniquely American bison is a message of conservation and respect for natural resources.
While not open to the public, their bison ranch sits on stunning property amongst the rolling plains of Elbert. They host various events from weddings to corporate meetings, and the Bison Adventures and Encounters occur during the summer and fall.
Neil Fischer didn’t set out to be a bison rancher. It wasn’t until his daughters wanted horses that he started looking for a home with some space for livestock.
“In 2000 we made an offer on a horse property and there were some bison, which were included under the contract,” he said.