Reviews of National Buffalo Museum (Tourist Attraction)

500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, United States

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Nancy Boles

Very interesting. Also in same block as Frontier village and giant bison statue. Village was free and worth the stop.

Ruth Waltman

This is the second time we have stopped in on our travels. Love being able to see the buffalo and enjoy the walk around the town. The museum has a great little free library and the tour inside is very informative. We really enjoy the walk around the Frontier Village also.

Chris Mitchell

Really loved it!

Shondra Lyon-Brown

Fun, little museum and gift shop. Me and the largest buffalo statue!

Adrien Nokleby

These creatures deserved better

Christopher Pearey

So cool!! The staff was friendly, and the main attraction the Buffalo was so awesome!! Truly grand!

Kate Taylor

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!

Ed Smith

Great place to learn about the buffalo of the great plains. Very educational and some fun stuff too.

lila shuler

Very nice attraction. Great for people travelling.

Chris Bird

Nostalgic throwback of history.

Shane Von Hagen

Excellent display of art and decor

Gaagle Plas

Wife wanted to see the world's largest buffalo

Daniel Cortez

I love it

carrie colvin

Very nice

Tlffany Holbrook

If you're at all genuinely interested in subject matter you'll enjoy this small but well done museum. Learned about white Buffalo. I loved the art the most.

Lower48 Traveling

Great place

Joyce Wismann

Not what I expected. Friendly and helpful staff.

Donna Brown

Sad we didn't get to see the white Buffalo. He was in the canyon hiding today.

Gloria Landis

Very cool, huge buffalo. Very nice frontier village there as well. Nice spot to stop! Live buffalo herd but did not see them during our visit.

Dawn Greenwood

I enjoyed this place. Small but good. I think kids would enjoy a stop here. Very affordable. Plus, there is an observation deck to look at the buffalo. The gift shop has great gifts too.

Joni Jacobsen

Also have Louis l'amour's house there. A lot of information on buffaloes. And a little antique town.

Jason Turner

Great stop on a long road!

Dan Haas

Great experience, lovely gift shop

Squirreleee D

Educational for kids and adults, learn more about our history right here in our home state of North Dakota

Wally Astoria

One of my favorite places to stop in North Dakota. I am a huge fan of white cloud, what an amazing animal. Also the museum is packed full of information. Also you should know that what we call buffalo are actually American Bison or Tatanka. When European people first saw them they looked like water buffalo. American Bison

Tena Flateland

Lots of cool history, and a great way to burn a couple of hours.


Straight forward a little pricey, but my daughter loved it.

Tom Beckel

Museum was small, old village was nothing fancy, and buffalo herd was not visible. The giant buffalo statue was really cool though.

Ellen Gabbert

Got to save the Bison animal and team.

Pam Cunningham

There horse manure between building's and the buffalo needs repaired really bad.

Laura Schaul

Great place to go. Very interesting.

Grand Pa Mike

Not much to do

J Johnson

This is a nice little roadside stop where you can see a small herd of buffalo in an enclosed field behind the museum. You may even see their resident white buffalo. The museum itself is tiny and ludicrously overpriced. So, skip thay part and just enjoy the gift shop, outdoor vista, and nearby giant buffalo statue.

Mary Jo Fries

The art exhibit is truly amazing. The story of how we almost completely wiped out the Buffalo is a sad one. The museum does a good job of telling this part of our history.

Jeff Garner

It was as expected. Plenty of info and some buffalo outside.

jennifer greene

Went there to kill some time and didn't realize that we spent almost 3 hours there. Very informative and interesting

Becky Berry

Fun area to visit.


Biggest buffalo in the world, white albino buffalo too. Take you picture under this concrete monster. My guess is over 30 ft tall by 60 long. I would go again and have told alot of people about this place. One of the coolest picture memories we have.

Javier Rivera

Unfortunately, I arrived when they were closing, but if you are in the area a must stop.

Andrew Revering

Nice free stop, but I have yet to see a Buffalo after several visits.

Justin Rusk

Super cool place to visit!

Jim Willard

Great place

Jeffrey Forsberg

Having fun

Amy Helein

Cool place to drop by.

Jean Johnson

This Museum is a must see! There are 2 White Buffalo among the heard in the pasture adjacent to the museum. Inside the Museum is a beautifully restored White Buffalo named White Cloud, along with many other professionally prepared exhibits for all ages to enjoy. The theater runs an informative movie about the history of American Buffalo. If you visit in the early morning when they open or in the evening when it’s cooler, (or both, like we did), you may get a longer look at the White Buffalo (Bison), out in the pasture and visible from the parking lot. This is an amazing experience to see the White Tatanka(Bison). I can’t say enough about the Museum Director, Ms. Xinos, as she was very accommodating, along with her staff. They were informative and engaging. They could tell us about the character of the White Buffalo and their interactions with the heard. The gift shop has some very reasonably priced and appealing gifts. Outside the Museum is the giant Buffalo statue that the kids will love, and the Historical town. There’s something for everyone!

Levi Bulik

Never see any buffalo when you are there been there a few times

Annika Atherton

Cute place! Great for families, couples, or groups. I highly recommend the gift shop before the Jamestown village, the people who run it are lovely. The giant buffalo is a must see along with the buffalo family at the gift shop! P.S. if you see the buffalo, buy a feed bag for 50¢ from the front counter... they love it!

Opal Lightsey

Great place to stop on our journey. Stop at the Visitors Center . Awesome lady working today.

Natascha Gasper

Was very interessing


This was our first time coming here at it was AMAZING! Thank you guys for all that you do there!

Rob Moseng

Under construction currently but should be back in action soon!

Kittie Kat

Great hospitality. Great pass over for the night. Owner is wonderful and has a wonderful warm personaility. Ty so much.

Emily Lauinger

National Buffalo Museum is a fun place to visit while in Jamestown. Lots of things to learn and see while there. Going during the winter it'll be a lot quieter and going in the summer there'll be more activities going on in the Frontier Village.

Michael McGarry

Everything you ever thought you knew about buffalo and then some. Bound to become more expansive in years to come.

Brad Scott

Must see and gives veterans discount

Lindsey Lipp

Free with a lot to see! Nice general store and souvenir/antique shop

Julie Parrish

we love the frontier village that was right beside the museum as it was free. The museum was operated primarily so it costed to get in. We did love seeing the buffalo and the largest buffalo statue in the world, 26' tall.

Kyle J

We had a lot of fun here. Didn't have a chance to go into the museum itself though, we just wandered around outside as a quick pit stop and because we'd never stopped at the giant buffalo before. Totally worth it! Really fun area to see. Will try to stop and see the museum itself at some point. There are a lot of fun period shops around there as well that looked really cute.

Ron Erwin

So much history so close to the expressw9.

Daleen Coil

The museum was amazing. The pioneer town was not open when I was there. It appeared to be a fun place to visit during opening times. Got to view a herd of buffalo, complete with the rare white buffalo.

Judy Hebert

Did not go in but looked well done but small.

TeaGirl 1981

Very cool place!

cheryl rosolie

Interesting and if you are lucky the albino buffalo will be in view

Carlo Emanuele Barbi

Interesting museum about buffalo. There are some nice stories and exhibits. Recommended.

Roxanna Brockert

Such a fun spot. Everything was really cute very enjoyable free. stop and take your kids they will love it

Krysta Summers

Great history on the restoration of the American Buffalo from nearly extinct. I did not see Dakota Legend, the white buffalo in the herd. And on my first trip to the herd, they were out by the highway. My second trip, they were behind the museum and moved toward the Frontier Village (which is free). Admission wasn't too bad, $8/adult.

Jim Spoolstra

The Museum is not FREE. The gift shop staff was friendly and helpful.

ToolMan56 Tenn

Lots to learn about bison and the native americans that relied on them.

David Gleason

Educational. Family friendly

Kristina KeelWilcowski

Saw the giant buffalo from the interstate had to stop. Very cool place to visit

Ruth Foster

Nice place, have lots of interesting views and ideas that helps visitor knows the origin of the buffalo.

bradford fish

Great place to stop enjoy

Don Tolisano

GREAT experience !!! Well worth the stop. Love watching the buffalo!!!

Byron Olson

A fun stop on a very long I-94. It has nice exhibits and friendly staff.

Teresa Miller

Nice place to stop and visit. The western town is free and the museum does charge. We were there for about 2hours. Unfortunately the white buffalo has passed away.

Susan Thering

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Family friendly!

Katie Mueller

Great place for the whole family. Lots to see and very exciting. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Highly recommend if you’re driving through or looking for a place to relax.

Brenda Fillbrandt

Love this place, the gunfight with Ike and the rest if the gang is fun to watch, stagecoach was enjoyable with my granddaughter

Tess Johnson

Nice stop on our road trip. Tours are only $7 and there is lots to see, plus funds go to help preserve the herd. We enjoyed the views of the parking lot!

Mikel McGee

Saw a few buffalo on the other side of the large buffalo but no white buffalo... So mysterious!! Neat museum!

Gordie Hanna

A fantastic little museum! I loved watching the herd out back.

Cordell Royer

Museum was better than I expected even has real fur out so you can touch it!

Nathan Lewis

Very nice collection.

Tammie Fisher

Very interesting site.

John Fett

Have you ever seen a white buffalo? This museum hosts one. The art and relics in the museum are very interesting.

William Gerhardt

Nice place to visit. Didn't see any live buffalo but the statue was high. Take some time to go through the town replica, it was interesting. They have some rides for kids but not our cup of tea.

Ken and Alicia Lund

Cool and interesting place to visit just off of Interstate 94 in a very scenic location. If you are driving across the great plains, this is a great place to learn about (and see) the animal most ubiquitous with its landscape and history. Well worth the stop. Plus, the World's Largest Buffalo statue is nearby.

Neatness lawn care LLC

Always love stopping by this place to see the buffalo. Never disappoints. Been stopping by the big buffalo since 82

Randy Kuntz

Good place to go. Take the kids or anyone for that matter. Very enjoyable and worthwhile. I want and intend to go back some day.

Ray Morris

Great stop, see the museum!

Roger Flohr

Great displays really nice people

Judy Dworak

Amazed at this wonderful little museum. A lot to see and learn. The live buffalo were hiding in the shade of the trees and we were not able to see them, but that did not diminish the museum's welcome and charm.

Johnny Hu

It's a good place to visit and spend time around the east of ND. Also, a pioneer site along the way to the biggest Buffalo statue.

fun with Sienna

Pretty good!

Cindy Brinkman

I only had time for the gift shop and I love it!

Andy Zheng

Highly recommend. Tons of history and a bunch to learn. Well worth the admission price if you ask me

Malana Luttrell

I had a lot of fun here. I learned a lot looking through the museam and got see a lot of beautiful artwork. The buffalo were really cool to look out and some of the binocular things were free (I know most of them are 50 cents but as a person who doesn't carry enough change, its a lot). Good for kids, lots of places to walk around and look at and learn. Good picture spot too. Gift shop and icecream too.

Rick Pennington

Great place. The white buffalo was really cool to see. We loved the frontier town.

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