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National Buffalo Museum

500 17th St SW, Jamestown, ND 58401-5433
+1 701-252-8648
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World's Largest Buffalo with a Great View

This monument cast in bronze is considered the world's largest buffalo, dedicated in 1958. Well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
North Dakota's National Buffalo Museum

Located in Jamestown, North Dakota, The National Buffalo Museum is dedicated to the cultural and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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500 17th St SW, Jamestown, ND 58401-5433
+1 701-252-8648
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This monument cast in bronze is considered the world's largest buffalo, dedicated in 1958. Well worth the stop! There is also a herd of buffalo that roams nearby. Gives some good insight into the landscape a century ago.

Thank Vivgoesvroom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Jamestown, North Dakota, The National Buffalo Museum is dedicated to the cultural and natural history of the American Buffalo/Bison. The museum's introductory film and extensive exhibits provide visitors with a fascinating narrative describing the buffalo and their important role in the ecosystem of...More

Thank CPGTheATeam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history buff it is worth the visit. I liked it but it is not for everyone. World's largest buffalo statue is nearby as is the Prairie Village.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has been 6 years since last visit. Major improvements on displays and education offered. Gift shop has a great diversity too. New video on bison history is a must see.

Thank Gail22627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Jamestown for the sole purpose of seeing Dakota Miracle, the white buffalo. He is apart of a herd kept close the the National Buffalo Museum. The museum was closed by the time I arrived, but the frontier village and access to see...More

Thank wmason43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our four-year-old and a nine-month-old here, and both of them had a good time. We were fortunate enough to see white cloud, the albino Buffalo. Buffalo museum has a lot of interesting artifacts and pictures, and only takes about a half hour to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is good $8 dollar per ticket worth it. Buffalo are far and hard to see. It was nice people there.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum located next to pasture of several buffalo; displays include taxidermy of original white buffalo that died earlier this year; adjacent to gigantic man-made buffalo; also adjacent to a pioneer village with numerous cow town businesses to visit; pony and horse-drawn wagon rides on site.

Thank Winston C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Nice museum, staff was great, and sure loved seeing the white buffalo. The buffalo herd is in a natural habitat setting, so one isn't guaranteed a white buffalo siting. There is an outdoor deck area (good sized) where one can sit and look. His deceased...More

Thank CorgiJo
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The buffalo display was very unusual and a very good photo opportunity. Although the museum wasn't great, the buffalo is worth visiting at least once. The size makes it fun!

Thank Monica P
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