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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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nice little museum and possibility of seeing albino bison

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
alexandra9007
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philadelphia
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Leonardtown, Maryland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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194 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank alexandra9007
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to see the huge buffalo. It's like seeing the worlds biggest ball of string! Live buffalo are there too. Fun for kids and adults too.

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Thank Betsy D
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with my two elementary school aged kids for two reasons: to break up a 500 mile drive and move our bodies, and because I love bison. There is the giant buffalo monument, which is a check the block thing, a small museum to wander around, a museum village with fun old stuff to check out, animals, and (of... More 

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Thank Kelly B
Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great attraction for people of all ages. The exhibits are interesting, and the giant buffalo statue is a treat to behold. Unquestionably, the most interesting feature is the albino bison---wow!

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Thank seawitchflorida
Tampa, Florida
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122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ONLY reason to stop would be if you want to add 'Largest Buffalo' to your photo album! Otherwise, don't waste your time.

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Thank Mike L
Lansing, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandparents and I had this on our itinerary when we traveled out west. I loved seeing the largest buffalo! All three of us enjoyed going through the Frontier Village. I always love seeing how things have changed over time. We also went on a stagecoach ride. The driver was very nice and my grandma thought it was the best!... More 

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