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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Small but nice

Admission is $5 and I didn't mind dropping it but I had been to other museums on this trip which were free and thought they were far more excellent. This museum had some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool statue. Was really big. I liked the old west village on the way to the buffalo. Kids looked tiny next to the buffalo!

Thank Coast2Coast247
Woodworth, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are spending anytime in Jamestown, ND or passing through you should stop by the National Buffalo Museum. The displays and artifacts in the museum are worth the trip. Admission is very reasonable and you can see live bison, including "White Cloud" a very, very rare white colored bison. I live in the Jamestown area and we always take... More 

Thank Drew W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in to see the colossal Dakota Thunder (worlds largest buffalo) and ended up going through the buffalo museum as well, which was a colossal success. We enjoyed how the museum talked about early life on the plains and how important the buffalo trade was to early western america. Much more than just a viewing gallery, a colossal learning experience.... More 

Thank RappReport
windermere fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Can't beat the $5 admission! I spent a pleasant hour with the exhibits and then walking to the monument. Large collection of artifacts. Scenery very pretty.

Thank kayjayfl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a must see attraction if you happen to be in Jamestown. The museum is next to the frontier village and has displays about all things buffalo. The real thing was a fair distance away when we were there so we had to go buffalo hunting in the car. They do have a rare white buffalo, White Cloud, and... More 

Thank jgatsby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This museum is in The old western village adjacent to the freeway. Good place to stretch your legs, explore the village and look for buffalo in the expanse of pastures. The museum itself was ok, but wouldn't be "the" draw here.

Thank Ginger W
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Really informative exhibits and narratives of the history of the American Bison (buffalo). Makes one wish there were more around to watch.

Thank Jim C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Admission is $5 and I didn't mind dropping it but I had been to other museums on this trip which were free and thought they were far more excellent. This museum had some nice items and if you into the western part of history it is a must stop. I may be a little more cynical right now because the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Visiting the white buffalo at the National Buffalo Museum was the entire goal of our trip to Jamestown, ND and we were not disappointed. The museum itself if small, but interesting. There is a deck out the back to overlook the buffalo herd. We had the good fortune of seeing the herd parade past us, including the white buffalo. It... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We have seen live buffalo at Yellowstone and in South Dakota, so it was great to go to a museum that honors their importance.

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