Don't forget your camera--with two lakes, 30 miles of hiking and biking and its proximity to wildlife refuges and the Coteau region, the Jamestown area’s natural resources set it apart.
The National Buffalo Museum is dedicated to the history of the American Bison. Displays and exhibits show the evolution of the buffalo from prehistoric times to present. Also look for a live bison herd which includes three live albino bison in the museum’s adjacent pasture! 701-252-8648.
Jamestown Reservoir - This 2,095-acre lake is located on the James River at the north end of Jamestown and extends north to the southern boundry of Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge. Boating, swimming, camping, fun!
Pipestem Horse Camp and Trail – A scenic trail stretches 4.5 miles along the north edge of the Pipestem Reservoir, winding over rolling prairie with a view of the lake on one side and an almost continuous series of trees on the other. Designed for horseback riders, hikers, and birders, the trail is augmented by a primitive campground, fire sites, four 12x12 corrals, tether lines, 7 trailer sites and close proximity to boat docks and ramp. 701-252-7666.
Frontier Village - an old west town reconstructed. Located next to the World’s Largest Buffalo (26 feet tall, 60 ton!), National Buffalo Museum and live bison herd. Crafts, souvenir shops, an old general store and more.
For more information, visit Buffalo City Tourism
701-251-1945 or 800-222-4766 (800-22-BISON)