The National Buffalo Museum is a 6,000 square foot facility housed in a rustic log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota. The museum exhibits focus on the history of bison in native American plains cultures, the near extinction of the bison, and the restoration of the species and eventual designation as the United States national mammal.
In addition, the museum maintains a 25-30 head live buffalo herd, which roam 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.
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Commemorate your experience with a visit to the museum store, which contains an amazing assortment of distinctive and tasteful items with a bison theme.
Visiting the Museum
The National Buffalo Museum and bison herd are located within the Frontier Village complex, where the “World’s Largest Buffalo” statue resides. The rustic log building which houses the National Buffalo Museum, surrounded by rolling hills where the herd resides, and is an attraction that cannot be passed by. From I-94, visitors should take Exit 258, turn north, and follow the signs. Get Directions
Museum Hours – OPEN YEAR-ROUND
- Memorial Day to Labor Day
8 am – 8 pm daily
- Tuesday following Labor Day through Sunday before Memorial Day
Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm
- Closed on Thanksgiving Day, and December 25 to January 1
No upcoming scheduled closings.
Active Military $6.00
Children 5-14 $6.00 (under 5 Free)
Group Rate/Bus Rate $75.00 (15 or more adults, 19 or more seniors)
School Groups Free
Admissions charges are subject to change without notification.