National Buffalo Museum

500 17th Street South East

The mission of the North Dakota Buffalo Foundation (NDBF) is to foster awareness of the cultural and historical significance of the North American bison. By operating the National Buffalo Museum, maintaining a live bison herd, and conducting educational programs, the NDBF fulfills this mission; plays a vital role in local, state, and national tourism; and helps to promote the bison industry. Together, the National Buffalo Museum and bison herd contribute to the distinctive character of Jamestown, the "Buffalo City".


Kate Taylor

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Some roadside attractions off of 94 are underwhelming, but this one is worth the detour! It hits all the right buttons with equal amounts of information, kitsch & fun. It is actually 3 attractions in one- the Buffalo Museum, the Frontier Village & the worlds largest buffalo sculpture- that's a lot of roadside bang for your buck! The buffalo museum itself is nicely curated and very informative, I think it's the perfect introduction to the history of the buffalo in America before you head farther west and see some for yourself!

Jessika Rice

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

I loved the whole place. The Buffalo Museum the little town you can walk around in. The whole place it great!

James Owens

Monday, June 12, 2017

This was fun. A little on the touristy side but interesting... And if you are interested in louis lamour this is where he was until around age 12. Real buffalo, including 2 white buffalo. Pony rides and a stage coach rides and the world's largest buffalo to boot. The goat was fun too...

Lawrence Garman

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Interesting place. Saw an albino buffalo in the pasture. Very nice old frontier town next to the concrete buffalo named Dakota Thunder.

Heather Hakanson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Saw the white buffalo!! Not many people get to see a white buffalo in their lifetime!! Very sacred to receive this blessing! So worth the trip!!