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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
12:00 - 17:00
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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

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Alton, Illinois
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Denver, Colorado
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176 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On an adventure seeking whim during some free-time in Fargo, ND I decided to roll out to Jamestown to see the World’s Largest Buffalo and the National Buffalo Museum. I had no time to do more than a cursory review, as the museum would be closed in 1.5hrs once I got there. Sometimes you just have to launch. The World’s... More 

Thank funtobeme
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

On an average day, you should be able to see the large herd of bison from any spot you so choose. On a good day you will also see the two remaining white albino buffalo, Dakota Miracle and Dakota Legend (the 20 year old mother, a white bison named White Cloud, passed away this past November). Both times I visited,... More 

Thank Luke K
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised by this place. I had never heard of it until yesterday but decided to go look at it. It is rather small but ut beside Frontier Village. They have buffalo herd as well as the world's largest buffalo. The museum is interesting and a good place to visit.

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Alton, Illinois
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231 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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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15 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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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1,413 reviews
869 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 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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662 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 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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1,251 reviews
584 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 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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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 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

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