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“Step back in time”
Review of Frontier Village

Frontier Village
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Maybe I'm just a kid at heart, but I love this old-timey village. Free-admission, quaint little shacks, stores, and a giant Buffalo! I went when a bunch of things were closed (stagecoach ride, general store) but enjoyed poking around. If you're looking for a road-side attraction in North Dakota, this is worth the pull-off.

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"general store"
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"buffalo museum"
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"old west"
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"stage coach ride"
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"cute place"
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"western town"
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"north dakota"
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"an ice cream"
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"buffalo herd"
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"closed for the season"
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"fun stop"
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"worth a stop"
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"for sale"
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"gift shop"
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"road trip"
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

nothing special. shop staff were not friendly, no greeting. shop had a good variety of stuff to buy but again nothing special. stopped with out of state family and they were not impressed.

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Admission is Free (donations accepted). If you can afford to you will want too after seeing this place. Incredible dedication has gone into recreating this western town. Stores made to be as they were in the 1800's. You can touch and feel 100 year old items. So far everybody has been honest, Enjoy them and don't betray that trust. Definitely a photo spot.

Thank Hal R
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a frontier village which includes several authentic buildings from the frontier times in North Dakota. These buildings include a barbershop, church, drugstore, jailhouse, schoolhouse, post office, print shop, and several more. Several of these buildings include antique equipment and supplies that enhance the setting. There is also a tribute frontier building honoring the western author Louis L'Amour at his birthplace in Jamestown--this building includes just about all of his novels and history about his life. My husband is a great fan of his, and he loved this stop. There is also a playground, pony rides, stagecoach ride, and a 26 foot tall 60-ton concrete statue of an American buffalo. The exhibit is open 9-9 and has NO cost except for a free will donation. Unfortunately, we stopped at the village around 7 PM and the pony rides and stagecoach were already closed. This is a great place to stretch your legs and take a potty break (in the very clean bathrooms) after a long ride through North Dakota on I-94.

1  Thank mdtravelers78
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a collection of buildings that have been moved to the area where a professor built a large concrete buffalo. Louis L'Amour's writer's shack is there along with fairly many other buildings. There's an old train depot and a general store, a school, a church, and many other buildings. They offer stagecoach rides and pony rides. There is a fenced in field outside the Buffalo Museum where therer are supposed to be buffalo. We only saw one albino buffalo on one day and no brown buffaloes. The second day we didn't see any buffaloes. If you've seen buffaloes at Custer State Park or Teddy Roosevelt N.P., I wouldn't stop here. This area is free except for the rides. There's a charge for the museum.

1  Thank molly30087
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