Our mission is to foster awareness of the cultural and historical significance of the North American bison.

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Your support can help establish ongoing youth programs, sponsor new exhibits, assist with the acquisition of artifacts and artwork, and support future growth and expansion.


The National Buffalo Museum is a 6000 square foot facility housed in a rustic log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota. Museum exhibits focus primarily on the history of bison in the plains culture, but displays include Plains Indian artifacts; a wide variety of artwork; the 19th century firearms used by bison hunters; remains of prehistoric bison; and a children’s room featuring wildlife of North Dakota.

Live Herd

In addition, the museum maintains a 25-30 head live buffalo herd, which includes one rare albino buffalo, White Cloud. The live bison herd that the North Dakota Buffalo Foundation maintains currently numbers around 30 animals. The herd has approximately 200 acres of pasture land on the north and south sides of interstate I-94 and is visible on one or both sides of the interstate most of the time. The live animals are a big draw for the museum and represent the beginning of the “wild west” to visitors traveling from the east.

The National Buffalo Museum frequently hosts educational programs and community events.

We would love to hear your ideas for making your experience here at the National Buffalo Museum more enjoyable. Send us an email or visit our facebook page!

Gift Shop

The museum also includes a gift shop containing an amazing assortment of truly distinctive and tasteful items with a bison theme.