In 2016, as part of Indiana’s bicentennial, the Indiana Association of the United Way launched a Statewide “Bison-tennial” Public Art Project. In Noble County, the United Way of Noble County and the Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau joined forces to carry out this project. Noble County is now proud to be the home of 13 large and small bison. Noble County has one of the bigger herd of bison in Indiana. At the Indiana State Fair in 2016, the bison at the Avilla public library named Buford was displayed. His artwork and designs were made by four East Noble High School Students.

We encourage you to get out, visit with the bison, and become friends with them by simply taking a photo and posting it to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #noblesgotbison and tag Visit Noble County.

Download this PDF to learn more about them and where they are located. These are the bison you are most likely to see around Noble County: Avalon, Bix, Buford, Noble and Roamin’ Roman.

Unfortunately, one of our small tabletop bison has escaped from its herd. The Bureau believes the bison was auctioned off and it was not documented on where it went. We believe he might have been last seen in the Ligonier area. If you have any information regarding this lost bison, please email us at info@visitnoblecounty.com or call at 260-854-2115[.

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