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National Buffalo Museum

500 17th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
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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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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place. The buffalo came right up to the fence and we got great pics. The information in the museum is great also.

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Central Louisiana
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154 reviews 154 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Enjoyed our visit here with friends while in Jamestown. Nice museum and friendly staff.many integrating things to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great little museum! And who doesn't love seeing anything proclaiming to be the "world's largest?!" Between the World's Largest Buffalo Statue, Frontier Village, and Buffalo Museum, it is worth stopping in Jamestown!!

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North Branch
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I lived in Jamestown for about a year, and visited here often. The museum is full of interesting facts, lots of history in the various buildings, and lots of gift shops to visit. And real live bison. I still don't know why they call is the "Buffalo Museum" when they are accurately named bison.

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Fremont, California
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737 reviews 737 reviews
374 attraction reviews
700 helpful votes 700 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The world's largest buffalo statue was fun to see. The museum was fun to see also. Nice displays and some live buffalo. There was a good film in the small theater to watch (it is long so only watched a portion but quit interesting). This was a good stop to make on our drive from Bismarck to Fargo. The price... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The museum had lots of interesting exhibits and information, including an observation deck to see the wild buffalo. Tip: go early in the morning (or on a cloudy day) if you want the best chance at spotting one of the rare white buffalo as the sun hurts their eyes and they hide in the trees.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This 6000 square foot museum on one floor is completely accessible including the observation deck and provides a comprehensive look at everything concerning the buffalo through photos, video, artifacts, history, and exhibits some of which are interactive. In addition extra handouts are available at various exhibits for further info. Besides all the buffalo info, there are also exhibits on birds... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
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66 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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