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National Buffalo Museum

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Address: 500 17th St SW, Jamestown, ND 58401-5433
Phone Number: 701-252-8648
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I enjoyed the largest buffalo in the world as well as the white buffalo roaming the surrounding fields. Quite a few things were closed when we were there, including the museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JuniorKP
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New Castle, Indiana
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Sioux City, Iowa
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They hype the bison herd here but mostly, it's barely visible. The white bison was no where to be seen and when I asked about it, I really got a vague answer. Staff at the visitor center wasn't very helpful about the area either. I didn't go into the museum because it seemed over-priced and there are other, better options... More 

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Thank jnobz
New Castle, Indiana
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the largest buffalo in the world as well as the white buffalo roaming the surrounding fields. Quite a few things were closed when we were there, including the museum but you don't need that to enjoy yourself.

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Thank JuniorKP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing experience seen live Buffalo. The last the last shop on the left when you leave has them. 2 of them and beautiful horse. Worthy

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Thank Eddie H
Marshall, Minnesota
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buffalo Museum was very interesting and educational. Lots of pictures and paintings, and some prehistoric skulls. Nice building and very nice displays. There was an over look to view the buffalo but they were around a hill and not visible. The Pioneer village is there also and lots of buildings and vendors.

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Thank HRambler
Winnipeg, Canada
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot more here than you would think. The pioneer village was really nice, and of course the buffalo are a big attraction.

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Thank WingsOverEurope
Leonardtown, Maryland
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Qualifier on this review: We just spent 5 days in the Black Hills and 2 days at Theodore Roosevelt National Park where we saw huge herds of bison. Only one bison in sight while we were there. Also the famous white buffalo has retired and moved back to the ranch she was from. Museum has a lot of good info... More 

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Thank Rick M
Minneapolis
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many live buffalo including a tan one that is referred to as "white". The buffalo and horses graze close to the fence. There is a huge statue of a buffalo. There is a frontier town with shops on both sides of the street. Everything is free, although donations are encouraged. Several of the shops sell souvenirs and local... More 

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Thank SueHMinneapolis
Middlebury, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband saw the white buffalo from Route 94, but he was in a gully and did not come up into view at the museum, so we missed seeing him up close while we visited. The museum was worth a walk-through, lots to see and saw a beautiful stuffed bust of an earlier white buffalo. What a sight. The giant... More 

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Thank Anne M
Swan Hill, Australia
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229 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here to see the Buffalo but it's got more than just that. Great little pioneer village that I would have liked to spend more time at. Great place to check out for all ages.

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Thank malleegirl
philadelphia
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We went here because I had read an article about the possibility of seeing an albino bison. Once we arrived, we learned that there are two - a mother and son. You can see the bison roaming area from the parking lot and before you pay an entrance fee. While it is fenced in, the area that the bison can... More 

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