Mosey back in time to Frontier Village, a reconstructed “authentic” prairie town; back to the days when a town meant a post office, a saloon, a jail and few other buildings. Visitors take a walk past the trading post, the local barber shop and the World’s Largest Buffalo.
That’s right … a 60 ton 46’ long cement buffalo stands 26’ tall and attracts visitors from around the globe. Built in 1959, creator and Jamestonian Harold Newman constructed the buffalo to attract visitors to the city. His successful and enormous endeavor exemplifies the spirit of Jamestown, The Buffalo City.
Once you’ve taken the stroll down Louis L’Amour Lane and visited the well-known author’s writing shack, stop by North Dakota’s oldest grocery store, built in 1878, and enjoy a root beer float from the old fashioned soda fountain. The store also has a gift shop so guests can be sure to pick up a keepsake to commemorate the trip to the old west.
Throughout the summer, all the buildings are open to the public and visitors can take a stagecoach or pony ride. With concessions, crafts, souvenirs and a leather shop, everyone can find something fun to do and explore at Frontier Village.
Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
From I-94, take exit 258 heading east for one mile. Take a right onto 17th street SE (Louis L’Amour St.) and follow it down until you come to the village on your right.
Address: 404 17th street SE (Louis L'Amour Lane)
Jamestown ND 58402