National Buffalo Museum
500 17th Street Southeast, Jamestown, ND, USA
www.buffalomuseum.com/Home.php - (701) 252-8648
National Buffalo Museum Jamestown Reviews
National Buffalo Museum Jun 17, 2010
Much newer than I had assumed the foundation that set up the National Buffalo Museum started in 1991 with five head moved from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The idea was dedicated to preserving the history of the bison and promoting industry. Today there is a herd of more than 30 on the rolling hillside below the nice museum they have built. And in the herd are not one but three albino buffalo.
They have built a very nice museum to show of the art, artifacts, and related Native American items. Naturally, there is a gift shop attached with some nice souvenirs of your visit. It is open year round but the hours vary by season. Admissions to the museum are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $10 families, $1 students 7 -18, kids 6 and under are free. There is also a group rate.
They have also created the world’s largest Buffalo, which stands proudly on one of the peaks of the rolling hills and is easily seen by travelers on the nearby I-94 highway. It stands 26 feet tall, is 46 feet long and weighs an amazing 60 tons. This concrete behemoth isn’t about to go anywhere, but stands over the herd.
They are in the process of creating a frontier village at the site and most of it was in place when we made our visit. Made up of about twenty buildings on each side the drive, you will see a dentist’s office, Fire Hall, a Church, and Post Office. Most of the buildings have been moved here from other locations and were donated to the village. Many were originally built in the 1800s.
Part of the Spring Roadtrip 2010 travel blog
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