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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Seffner, Florida
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Seffner, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Gulliver, Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well-mounted displays, great curation, interest for all ages ( possibly excepting active toddlers who aren't interested in anything where they can't run around.) I was very intrigued by the exhibits, the pride of history, and I grew up in a city of BIG museums. No overload, but good info and exhibits!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

So glad we stopped! The unique large buffalo sculpture is a great photo op! The frontier town is also worth the browsing and interesting in that the famous western writer Louis L'amour is from Jamestown! The museum is very well done and quite a good size. Some beautiful pieces on display as well as historic pieces. All kept going with... More 

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Moscow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is such a profound subject in the history of North America and especially the plains. Growing up here, I was not so aware of that, but since then I have grown to appreciate how important it is. And this museum covers so much of that history and science. Don't miss it!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Despite being advertised as free, there's a $5 per person charge to enter the museum and buffalo viewing area. The museum was not bad - but I only really paid to access the viewing area - which was rubbish. The buffalo were way out in the distance, and of course the white buffalo was nowhere to be seen (as the... More 

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