Cook’s Bison Ranch
The Cook family has owned the land since 1939. Everett Cook initially used the land to grow corn for popcorn. Years later, third-generation Peter Cook was born, and he developed a fascination with bison.
After becoming a member of the National Bison Association along with extensive research and, of course, convincing his father that raising this seemingly wild animal was a sensible idea, the Cook family got their first 30 bison in December of 1998, thus establishing Cook's Bison Ranch.
Their tours are very popular amongst visitors and include a viewing of the Cook's Bison Ranch History video, a brief lecture on the North American Bison, a Question-and-Answer session, and a guided Wagon Tour into the bison herd to see and feed them.
Cook’s Bison Ranch hosts scheduled group tours for school field trips, motor coach groups, family excursions, church groups, and civic groups.
Open tours are also conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, with tours departing on the hour. Open tours run from Memorial Day through Labor Day.