About Cook's Bison Ranch
Cook's Bison Ranch is a unique way to spend your time. Come back home to visit with this true American legend. It is an excellent journey for all ages. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.It all began in 1939 when Grandpa Everett Cook purchased an 83-acre farm, complete with house and barn, for a grand total of $5,000. After being told it was the worst investment he had ever made, he paid it off with two good years of popcorn. Today, that "worst investment" has become a third-generation dream... Cook's Bison Ranch.
It all began in December 1998, so we thought. Little did we know it had actually begun in 1939 with the purchase of a farm in the small town of Wolcottville, Indiana. Grandpa Everett Cook purchased the farm—including a house, barn, and 83 acres—for a grand total of $5,000. After being told it was the worst investment he had ever made, he was able to pay it off with two good years of popcorn. This "worst investment" now homes our dream. The same striving spirit of innovative and visionary ideas of grandpa was passed down to his son, Wayne Cook, a former successful business owner and inheritor of the farm. Further, this same spirit now thrives in a 3rd generation.