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National Buffalo Museum

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Address: 500 17th St SW, Jamestown, ND 58401-5433
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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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Great, little stop

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... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews
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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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273 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
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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87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

No staff on site. Several visitors here but a waste of time were looking forward to this destination.

Thank Judy E
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Although the museums lacked some luster it was a thrill to see the giant buffalo. It's amazing to me the effort that went into building a buffalo statue that large.

Thank Monica P
Sioux City, Iowa
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386 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 

Thank jnobz
New Castle, Indiana
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93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

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.

Thank JuniorKP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 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

Thank Eddie H
Marshall, Minnesota
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

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.

Thank HRambler
Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

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

Thank WingsOverEurope

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