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National Buffalo Museum

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Address: 500 17th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
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+1 701-252-8648
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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Serious Stuff!

Really, just keep driving through the frontier village tourist trap and you'll find yourself on a knoll across fromthe highway and at the entrance to the Musuem. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Alton, Illinois
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Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really, just keep driving through the frontier village tourist trap and you'll find yourself on a knoll across fromthe highway and at the entrance to the Musuem. Lots of historical information on the American Bison and the construction of the World's Largest. Viewing platform from within the musuem looks out over a green space full of trees. We didn't see... More 

Thank Rbj2040
Sparta, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum, packed full of history about bison, the prairie, and the people who lived here. Great to go through on your own or take others. Excellent when paired with an afternoon at the Frontier Village.

Thank kwhitehead319
Sydney Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Always try to call them Bison (American) but either way this Museum nails the Buffalo story & history. We had a free visit as they were re-modelling but the wife made up for that in the gift shop ! A small place but with some really good & rare exhibits, many on loan and I believe it encapsulates the... More 

Thank Skeney57
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Jamestown from Oklahoma twice, and both times I made it a point to stop at the National Buffalo Museum! It's a great place to take families and learn all about buffaloes. There is also a souvenir shop outside the museum, and tourists are able to feed the buffalo that are near the entrance! Highly recommend you... More 

Thank Hannah B
Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

See can see the world's largest buffalo/bison here. And it's r-e-a-l-l-y big. And it's free. We didn't visit the museum per se.

Thank Jan R
Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We were driving from Bismarck to Fargo and looking for things to do. I saw the world's largest buffalo statue is in Jameson, so we stopped to take a photo. There is a whole little town near the buffalo; however, it was closed at this time of year. The National Buffalo Museum is very close to the statue, so we... More 

Thank Kay M
McMillan, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Friends took us there and we saw a lot of artifacts. To me and my wife it was very interesting to see. How ever we did not see the herd of buffalo that they have there. It would have been really great to see them.

Thank Walter618
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped since our hotel was very close and it was a fun stop. We didn't actually go in the museum or see the herd, just saw the world's largest buffalo. He was huge and the view was very pretty in the morning. We were the only ones there at about 9 am. If you're near, stop by for sure!

Thank IAmElaineBenes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The museum was not the most notable but as we were buying our souvenirs, we were given a map to see the White Buffalo in their winter area.The herd is free to roam, but our luck, they were close by and you could plainly see the albino buffalo. Pretty neat to see.

Thank Peter R
South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is a great place to spend an afternoon with kids, or just stop off during road trips to walk to the BIG buffalo for a photo. We have stopped here almost my entire life when passing through Jamestown, it is a must see and isn't so far off the interstate that you can't make a quick stop.

Thank Charmaine H

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