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Attractions

There is alot to see and do in Jamestown, North Dakota, be sure not to miss any of the attactions below, you won't be disappointed!

Frontier Village

Original buildings from the frontier villages of North Dakota have been moved to this site and filled with antiques and artifacts that bring the world of the prairie pioneers to life. The Frontier Village site features:

  • Kirkpatrick Art Gallery featuring wares of local artists
  • Louis L'Amour writer's shack dedicated to this beloved western author
  • Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, the first railroad depot in Jamestown (1880). It was in use until 1965, when it was moved to the Frontier Village
  • Gift shops featuring North Dakota products and handmade goods from local artisans
  • Stagecoach and pony rides (Memorial Day through Labor Day - weather permitting)

Hours

Memorial Day to Labor Day 9:00 AM through 9:00 PM

September (after Labor Day) 9:00 AM through 7:00 PM -- Last day for the 2013 season is October 7

Location

Turn east off of Highway 281 onto 17th St SW. Follow this road to the gates of the Frontier Village. The National Buffalo Museum and World's Largest Buffalo are also located through these gates.

The gates are next to the Visitor's Information Center located at 404 Louis L'Amour Lane, Jamestown, ND.

Admission

FREE! (Stagecoach and pony rides are $5 per person) Phone Colleen 701-320-3887

World's Largest Buffalo Monument

This 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete giant has been standing watch over Jamestown from the Frontier Village since 1959. Created by sculptor Elmer Petersen, he has proven one of the midwest's most popular roadside attractions for over 50 years. In 2010, the World's Largest Buffalo received his name, Dakota Thunder.

Hours

  • Memorial Day to Labor Day
    • 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days a week
  • September (after Labor Day)
    • 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 7 days a week
  • October
    • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
    • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
    • Closed Sunday
  • November through April
    • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Admission

FREE!

Phone

1-800-222-4766 or 701-251-9145

Buffalo Museum

White Buffalo

White Cloud, Dakota Miracle and Dakota Legend, three rare white buffalo, roam with the herd owned by the National Buffalo Museum. Don't miss your chance to try to see these creatures held sacred by American Indian tradition. There are multiple locations to try to see these amazing animals, so don't be afraid to ask where they are roaming.

Admission

FREE!

Location

The National Buffalo Museum is located at 500 17th St NE (located through the gates of the Frontier Village). The heard roams the lands around the Museum in the summer and moves to an adjacent pasture for the winter.

Contact

800-807-1511 or 701-252-8648 www.buffalomuseum.com

Stutsman County Memorial Museum

This huge Arts and Crafts-style mansion showcases design for the early 1900s. Each room features a variety of artifacts from hand-built models of actual Jamestown buildings, to instruments, to guns, to a library with a wealth of information and so much more. Come see the stained glass, the claim shanty, the post office and railroad room.

New to the Museum, a replica of the bandstand railroad gazebo has been built on site. This gazebo was originally located in the NP Railroad Park in downtown Jamestown.

Stay for the Front Porch Chats, held every Sunday June through August at 2:00 PM

Hours

Memorial Day to Labor Day, Weekdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Weekends 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Admission

FREE!

Location

321 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND

Contact

701-252-6741

Stutsman County Courthouse

The state's oldest courthouse, constructed in 1883. Walk-by viewing only. Corner of 5th St. & 3rd Ave SE.

Renovations are under way to one day open this historic building up to the public.

Fort Seward

Fort Seward was in operation from 1872 to 1877. The well-kept grounds feature and interpretive center, the largest United States flag on display in North Dakota (weather permitting), a Veterans' Memorial Wall, and a beautiful overlook for the City of Jamestown.

Hours

Memorial Day to Labor Day 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location

605 10th Ave NW

Contact

701-251-1875

Louis L'Amour Trail

Tour various locations in Jamestown such as the school that Louis L'Amour received all of his formal education, the library where he nurtured his love of the written word, and more. Maps are available at the Tourism Information Center at 404 Louis L'Amour Lane (right outside the gates to the Frontier Village).

The Historic Franklin School was a site for learning from 1910 to 2000. Louis L'Amour, beloved western author, received all of his formal education here. Take a self-guided tour through this historic center for learning.

Hours

Weekdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact

http://www.historicfranklinschool.com/

Alfred Dickey Public Library

This library was built in 1918 in the Egyptian style popular at the time and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Alfred Dickey Public Library is also one of the stops on the Louis L'Amour Trail.

Hours

Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location

105 3rd Ave SE

Contact

701-252-2990

The Arts Center

The Arts Center gallery features artists of local, regional and national import. The exhibit changes many times throughout the year.

The Arts Center also hosts a variety of theater and musical performances throughout the year; Visit our calendar to see what is coming up.

Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Admission

FREE! (Classes and performances may have fees)

Contact

701-251-2496

115 2nd St SW

St. James Basilica

This stunning American Gothic-style church was erected between 1910-1914. It has been designated a basilica by the Holy See because of its antiquity, dignity and historical significance. Guided tours are available by appointment.

Hours

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Contact

701-252-0119

North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame

North Dakota has produced great names in sports including Roger Maris, the home run king, and basketball coaching legend Phil Jackson. Housed in the Jamestown Civic Center, this site features photographs and signed memorabilia.

Hours

Weekdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location

212 3rd Ave NE

Contact

701-252-8088

Frontier Fort & Wildlife Museum

Large collection of taxidermy animals and some antiques.

Location

1838 3rd Ave SE

Contact

701-252-7492

Stock Car Races

The Jamestown Speedway hosts stock car races every Saturday from May-August at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. In September they host the Labor Day Weekend Special and the Stock Car Stampede.

Movies

The Bison 6 Cinema in the Buffalo Mall offers stadium seating, wall to wall screens, and digital projection. For current movies visit http://bison6cinema.com/ or call (701)-252-9220

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Free WiFi and Parking

Free High Speed Internet and Free Parking Buses and Trucks Welcome.

Shady's Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy great food Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Bar, Lounge and Night Life with Bands.

Meetings and Receptions

Meeting Rooms with ability to setup for over 400 people. Business configurations also available.

Fitness, Spa, and Outdoor Pool

Workout on the state of the art Fitness equipment and indoor Spa. Seasonal outdoor Heated Pool avaialable

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