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National Buffalo Museum

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Address: 500 17th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
Phone Number: 701-252-8648
12:00 pm - 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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The only thing missing was the Guy on a Buffalo videos

A very good introduction to the history of the buffalo (actually bison) in America. They have a wide array of displays showing Native American interactions and use of the animal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mark M
Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are signs along the highway proclaiming "Worlds Largest Buffalo".... We were ready for a break, and heck, who doesn't want to see the Worlds Largest Buffalo! Well, ends up its just a big statue - certainly big - at the end of a dirt street filled with restored pioneer-type buildings and gift shop. We didn't go into the actual... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very good introduction to the history of the buffalo (actually bison) in America. They have a wide array of displays showing Native American interactions and use of the animal, plenty of stuffed bison and bison heads, and one of the rare white buffaloes - a stuffed one and a live one out across the back viewing area. The role... More 

Thank Mark M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good place to stop and lots of good information. It's a bit expensive for the site but we thought it worth it overall.

Thank Revdarth
Roanoke VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on the way to Bismarck; found the museum displays interesting. However, the admission fee seemed a little high for the size and type of museum. The herd was quite far from the museum's observation deck, but there were telescopes to view the herd. The frontier village recreation would be a good outing for families with young children. There... More 

Thank Cassie427
Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself has a surprising amount of information. The price of admission was maybe a little steep considering that everything but the museum itself can be easily seen for free - donations accepted. This place wasn't the absolute favorite stop for our teen and tween, but it did teach us quite a lot about the bison. We were headed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a pretty good small museum to learn about the history of buffaloes in North Dakota. They have 30 buffalo in the herd that are on the surrounding 200 acres. May have a chance to see them depending on where they are on the hills.

Thank Keith T
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

There's a wealth of information here on bison, great symbol of the American West. Not only are there informative displays and exhibits inside the museum, but they also have their own herd that includes a couple albinos. It's worth the stop.

Thank Jim L
Kenora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

this would be a great place to take the family children grand children. worlds largest buffalo .restored frontier village

Thank normawally548
Black Hawk, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Very interesting place if you are interested in the history of the Northern Plains. Has a very nice gift shop with reasonable prices. If you're lucky, you can see buffalo close up.

Thank 368brucet
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is a great stop for families who need to get out a stretch your legs (especially if you are driving from the Twin Cities or east across North Dakota) and if you need to gas up and grab fast food. If you don't you can see the statue of Dakota Thunder from the highway. The museum is fine -... More 

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