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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
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I took my high school band and choir to this museum while on tour. Before we had gone they told us the museum would take an hour to go through, but I think they didn't realize that unless you read every little sign, it would take way less than that. My students lost interest after about 15 minutes just walking... More

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grandmahenry
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227 reviews 227 reviews
63 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Interesting and crammed with artifacts, including the weird buffalo horn chair. Our grandsons enjoyed it too

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The museum has a lot to tell about Buffalo and their history in this country. Sad to think they were almost extinct at one point. The museum is right off the highway, you can see the herd from the road. In winter, they are on the field side heading toward Fargo and a little hard to see. In the warmer... More

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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Outdoor buffalo in large pasture. Timing makes visibility chancy. The animals can sometimes be seen from I-94 if not from the museum, but don't miss the museum as it is very good. A good gift shop with lots of locally made items.

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Fallbrook, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Must-stop because, honestly, where else will you see the World's Largest Buffalo?! Classic small-town Midwest charm, great place to stretch the legs if on a road trip. Cutesy little touristy "village" to accompany the buffalo. You have to get your pic with the big guy too! When I think of my family's trips to Jamestown, I think of the buffalo.

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Montana City, Montana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice prairie village, Buffalo EVERYTHING, clean restrooms and an excellent Louis L'amour exhibit. There is something for everyone and your can stroll or drive around the grounds. Some memorabilia from the earlier days of Jamestown and good information as to where the displays were originally located. This is a ''created' village. Plan on an at least an hour or more... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We saw the signs for this as we left Fargo, and decided to make the stop. So glad we did. You walk through a small prairie village set up to five you a true feeling of what things were like back in the day. That was fun, but the museum itself was amazing. So much information, laid out so beautifully.... More

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West Yorkshire
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288 reviews 288 reviews
104 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Loved seeing the history of this magnificent beast Seeing the buffalo's roaming in the field and of course the white buffalo. Nothing to dislike, very reasonable cost for entry.

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Black Earth
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We made the perfunctory journey to snap a photo with the giant beast. The live herd was not in viewing range that morning. We could see that there are lots of activities for kids and I enjoyed making a purchase from the art gallery of all- Jamestown artists. It was a quick stop for some fun.

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Mpls, MN
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223 reviews 223 reviews
79 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a small museum with lots of artifacts to look at. It's very well put together. Make sure you go to observation deck in the back where you can see real buffalo. They also have quite a large gift shop. For such an extensive exhibit, the cost is minimal.

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