Frontier Village and World's Largest Buffalo

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Take a step back in time at this re-created prairie town. 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 such pieces of history as:

The Kirkpatrick Gallery - Formerly the summer studio and showroom of artist James A. Kirkpatrick, this building was donated to the Jamestown Fine Arts Association by the artist and his wife, Ila.

Louis L'Amour Writer's Shack - Tucked at the end of the Village Boardwalk, this space celebrates Jamestown's most famous son, Western writer Louis L'Amour. The shack features a complete collection of L'Amour's works.

The Village also features several shops selling handmade goods and souvenirs, light lunch and snacks at the General Store, an outdoor amphitheater with regular live entertainment, and stagecoach and pony rides. Cowboys hold Wild West-style shootouts every other Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The World's Largest Buffalo Monument, National Buffalo Museum and live herd of Buffalo are also on site.

Click here to see images of the World's Largest Buffalo.


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Cost of Admission
  • Admission: Free
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General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Gates and buildings are open 9am-9pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Weather permitting, the village gates remain open from 9am-5pm from Labor Day to Memorial Day.