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National Buffalo Museum

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Address: 500 17th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
Phone Number: 701-252-8648
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting and well run

Just 1/2 mile off of I-94, this is a nice break in a reasonably eventless drive east or west. Lots of artifacts and souvenirs. A small herd of buffalo in a partially secluded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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Omaha, NE
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you get a chance, stop by and check it out. it's worth seeing the worlds largest buffalo. No complaints. The museum itself was great to check out. When you walk into the main lobby, there is a big stuffed white buffalo. He is so cute, I wanted to hug him lol. The history of this museum was very cool... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This rating comes from various experiences. First, this isn't really a museum, like most tiny attractions labeled as museums. It's two rooms and a hall filled with scattered, common artifacts and pictures. There is a lot of interesting information on bison, but nothing more than what my kids learned in their junior high conservation project to save the bison. It... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just 1/2 mile off of I-94, this is a nice break in a reasonably eventless drive east or west. Lots of artifacts and souvenirs. A small herd of buffalo in a partially secluded pasture-bring a zoom lens. A 60 ton sculpture makes an opportunity for a photo op. We would recommend stopping, especially with teens or children. Walk around area... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a great stop with a small frontier village with stage coach rides. They have several buffalo including an albino buffalo.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Even if Jamestown, North Dakota is not your destination, if you are on Highway 94 and can see the BIG buffalo, get off the highway and visit this museum! There is a Frontier Village, shops, eateries, and the best part is catching a glimpse of the rare White Cloud and her baby, Dakota Miracle. Everyone here is so friendly and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is largely focused on the Plains Buffalo. But there are also exhibits about frontier life, clothing, tools, guns, etc. There is an impressive stuffed head of an albino buffalo that is stunning. Something you will rarely see anyplace else.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wandered through the old frontier village to the Giant Buffalo and by chance saw a white buffalo. When we asked at the Museum they said it was the sone of White Cloud, a full white buffalo, and she had birthed four brown buffalo before him and he was called Miracle. I think it was a miracle we saw him..... The... More 

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Maple Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Most everything is free or free will donations - cute old time village well kept - lots of picture opportunities - they have small shops with snacks/ drinks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I learned a lot about buffalo's while walking through the museum. They had several stuffed buffalo's to show you how big the creatures were. They also had plenty of bone fragments and what uses they had to Native Americans. There is a small gun collection in the back room if you are interested in what was used in the Wild... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A good place to stop and stretch your legs. The museum is small but has some fun history. One of the few places with white buffalo.

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Additional Information about National Buffalo Museum

Address: 500 17th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
Phone Number: 701-252-8648
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Jamestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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