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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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Always fun to see

This was a great time of year to stop and see the Museum. We have been here before but it was nice to see some of the changes that have been made over the years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Mickey J
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a great time of year to stop and see the Museum. We have been here before but it was nice to see some of the changes that have been made over the years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Of course I like everyone loves the huge buffalo but I guess when a museum is entitled the National Buffalo Museum I expect it to be a cultural, biological, and deep moving experience emotionally, Tracing the dominance of the buffalo on the grasslands of the Dakota is awesome. Elaborating on the terrible destruction and near extinction if the animal is... More 

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Jamestown, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The historic fort and buffalo are two amazing attractions in Jamestown, ND. The old fort is a rustic living picture of what life was like on the northern Great Plains. There are shops, a small playground, and of course, the giant buffalo. It really is fun for all ages! The doors to the buildings in the fort are only open... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Museum is small, and did not have much as far as things that stood out. Cases were full of arrow heads, there was a teepee in the main room that was cool. Lots of paintings and pictures on the walls. It was something to do.

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Seffner, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the museum while trying to see the Albino buffalo that lives in the pasture there.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Picture an open area with hills and coulees and native grassland. Add a museum full of displays depicting everything to do with bison (buffalo) and a lot of First Nations artifacts from the plains culture, as well as related history --- there's even a full-size teepee! Outside, people can enjoy a replica ghost town, with a picnic area, and of... More 

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Florida Keys
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a small but well-presented museum of all things buffalo: from pre-historic to present day. Some of the signage and interpretive are a bit dated and some artifacts (particularly in the last two rooms) are lacking any description whatsoever. A beautiful collection of antique handguns is also in desperate need of proper display. Nonetheless, this was a nice little... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It looks OK. We didn't pay the $5 to go into the museum but bought some trinkets to bring home. We did go in search of the albino buffalo and found her hid out in a thicket.

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Kenmare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went to go and see the museum when we got into town. Would have to say it is a little tiny but it is perfect for my very fast browser child. It has a lot of unique and interesting items in it. Decent priced for a family to go thru it.

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Bastrop, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went just to check it out and its nothing special. It not very big. It has different furs you can touch, arrow heads, paintings, some older guns. Nothing to make them stand out in my opinion. You may or may not see the buffalo. Best view is from the highway and its free.

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