Discover Filming Locations of Dances with Wolves

By Neha

Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film starring Kevin Costner as Lt. John J. Dunbar along with Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant and many more.

The film follows Lieutenant John Dunbar who is assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost but he got engaged with a neighbouring Sioux settlement and questions his own purpose.

The filming of the Dances with Wolves film started on 17 July 1989 and wrapped up on 17 December 1989 and Most of the movie was filmed in South Dakota.

Dances with Wolves film was selected  by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Triple U Buffalo Ranch 📍Address: 26314 Tatanka Road, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, USA Buffalo hunt scene in Dances With Wolves filmed at the Triple U Buffalo Ranch, near Pierre, South Dakota.

Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon 📍Address: Roughlock Falls RdSouth Lawrence, USA The winter camp scenes and the final goodbye scene in the film were filmed near Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota 📍Address: South Dakota, United States Fort Hays to Fort Sedgewick Wagon journey was filmed at Badlands National Park a dramatic landscape.

Belle Fourche River, South Dakota The Belle Fourche River is in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. The Belle Fourche River area was used to film few scenes of the film Dances with Wolves.

Fort Pierre, South Dakota Fort Pierre is a city in Stanley County, South Dakota. The fort is part of the Pierre, South Dakota. The buffalo scenes in the film were filmed at Fort Pierre.