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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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windermere fl
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

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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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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264 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank HazelEyesFromTN
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Thank TravelerProfSue
Laurel, Maryland
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1 review
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.

Thank sbatson
Savage, Minnesota
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28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was interesting to take in the collection they had. The materials covered a wide variety of history. Some of the displays were a bit rundown and the facilities were a bit rough.

1 Thank tvk73
Hollywood, Florida
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped in here to see a set up of a fronteer town and they has White Cloud a white buffalo and a herd , it was interesting they also Had the worlds largest buffalo statue, we like to see stuff like that whe we travel, food is avalible and it is free to check it all out.

Thank Laurie H
Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a nice relaxing stop off the 94. The museum is interesting and the area is beautiful. I also enjoyed the attached Frontier Village. There were quite a few little shops with various gifts and antiques. There could be better signage guiding you to the museum, as it is a bit confusing. Overall, worth the stop and a nice... More 

2 Thank Denise R

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