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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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10:00 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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Interesting collection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Savage, Minnesota
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Savage, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Hollywood, Florida
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice place to stop by when You are in Jamestown, it is free, ( donations encouraged) Stop by and take a picture and then go to dinner.

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Omaha, NE
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you get a chance, stop by and check it out. it's worth seeing the worlds largest buffalo. No complaints. The museum itself was great to check out. When you walk into the main lobby, there is a big stuffed white buffalo. He is so cute, I wanted to hug him lol. The history of this museum was very cool... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This rating comes from various experiences. First, this isn't really a museum, like most tiny attractions labeled as museums. It's two rooms and a hall filled with scattered, common artifacts and pictures. There is a lot of interesting information on bison, but nothing more than what my kids learned in their junior high conservation project to save the bison. It... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just 1/2 mile off of I-94, this is a nice break in a reasonably eventless drive east or west. Lots of artifacts and souvenirs. A small herd of buffalo in a partially secluded pasture-bring a zoom lens. A 60 ton sculpture makes an opportunity for a photo op. We would recommend stopping, especially with teens or children. Walk around area... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a great stop with a small frontier village with stage coach rides. They have several buffalo including an albino buffalo.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Even if Jamestown, North Dakota is not your destination, if you are on Highway 94 and can see the BIG buffalo, get off the highway and visit this museum! There is a Frontier Village, shops, eateries, and the best part is catching a glimpse of the rare White Cloud and her baby, Dakota Miracle. Everyone here is so friendly and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is largely focused on the Plains Buffalo. But there are also exhibits about frontier life, clothing, tools, guns, etc. There is an impressive stuffed head of an albino buffalo that is stunning. Something you will rarely see anyplace else.

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