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 other wildlife of North Dakota.
In addition, the museum maintains a 25-30 head live buffalo herd, which includes white buffalo, Dakota Miracle. 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.
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The museum also includes a gift shop containing an amazing assortment of truly 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
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.