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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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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 NEW

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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310 reviews 310 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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CLEMMONS
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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1,147 reviews 1,147 reviews
713 attraction reviews
787 helpful votes 787 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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