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National Buffalo Museum

500 17th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
701-252-8648
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Despite being advertised as free, there's a $5 per person charge to enter the museum and buffalo viewing area. The museum was not bad - but I only really paid to access the viewing area - which was rubbish. The buffalo were way out in the distance, and of course the white buffalo was nowhere to be seen (as the... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The huge buffalo was great, and the little recreated village was interesting. Louis L'Amour's office was nicely done. The staff at the Museum were not helpful or friendly and the buffalo weren't out for viewing so we didn't pay to go through the Museum.

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Anaheim, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's free to visit frontier village and a small free for the museum $5. They have some great little stores in original old buildings from the 1800's. Most of the items in the stores are made by local artists and I found alot of great gifts. The museum is small but worth a one time visit and they sell buffalo... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were travelled to Jamestown for an event so we had to check out the big buffalo. There is a cute little remake of an old towne set up on the grounds to get to the big buffalo. They are worth stopping in for a couple of minutes and checking out. We went to the actual museum and gift shop... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Neat old town village to wander through. Massive buffalo to pose with and several roaming buffalo to watch. Including a white one. The goats and horses hanging out behind the town buildings was a neat surprise. Good if you enjoy history.

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We we're able to stay long but checked out the Museum and 'little town' that surrounded the facility. Fun to explore the past. Our kids loved it too!

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Barrington, Illinois
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332 reviews 332 reviews
93 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ok, there isn't that much to do when passing through Jamestown ND. But this museum is worth a quick visit. It nicely puts into perspective what the buffalo meant to both Indians and settlers. Lots of information to read. Exhibits range from very interesting to a little weird. But nonetheless, it's worth the time and money to spend a little... More

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West Newfield, Maine, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After a long road trip across North Dakota, the Buffalo Museum and adjoining Frontier area was a welcomed stop. The museum was very nice, informative and reasonably priced. The love bison in the field was great since you were able to watch them up close - there were even calves! The frontier town was also fun along with the giant... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I thought it was really interesting, but some of the family members were not quite as into reading all the information presented. It was a nice stop to get out and walk around though. We had just been to TRNP, so the bison weren't as exciting as they would have been otherwise. The white bison was cool to see.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was really cool. I've not seen a bison up close before and enjoyed it. There was an impressive amount of data, staff happy to share what they know, and a well thought setup. Worth to stop!

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