National Buffalo Museum

  based on 1 review   write a review

500 17th Street Southeast, Jamestown, ND, USA

National Buffalo Museum Jamestown Reviews

X_Drive X_Drive
836 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.
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!

Related Travel Blogs About National Buffalo Museum

More rain, then not, then more heavy, & just missed a tornado
It was pouring rain this morning and we were late getting up and missed breakfast at the hotel. They stopped really early.  So we went to a Burger King and got some breakfast burritos.  The…Jamestown to visit the National Buffalo Museum and see what turned out to be 2 albino buffalo.  We checked…
Buffalo time!
After leaving Valley City we continued on west a little further to the town of Jamestown, and the National Bufffalo Museum.  Home of three Albino Buffalo, this museum also has many artifacts and…Jamestown, and the National Bufffalo Museum.  Home of three Albino Buffalo, this museum also has many artifacts and items…

Check Jamestown Hotel Deals

National Buffalo Museum Map
photo by: X_Drive