Jamestown, North Dakota: World's Largest Buffalo

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17th St. SE, Jamestown, ND
I-94 exit 258. Drive north on US Hwy 281 to the first stop light, then turn right at the big Frontier Village sign. The buffalo, the Frontier Village, and the National Buffalo Museum are clustered at the end of 17th St. SE.
Open daily May-Sep., closed Sundays Oct-April. (Call to verify)
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World's Largest Buffalo. World's Largest Buffalo
This mighty bull bison -- built in 1959 out of sixty tons of concrete -- keeps its unblinking eye on the Jamestown grain elevator. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Giant buffalo. Giant Buffalo Statue

I love giant things so I really loved this giant buffalo statue. It just brings out the kid in ya!

[Connie from Seattle, 09/05/2013]

Built in 1959, the Jamestown buffalo is the biggest and heaviest -- it weighs 60 tons -- in the world.

World's Largest Buffalo. Largest Buffalo In The World

Jamestown is home to newly named "Dakota Thunder." This behemoth is 46 ft. long, 26 ft. high, 14 ft. wide, and weighs in at 60 tons! It was sculpted and placed by Elmer Paul Petersen in 1959.

From the vantage point of the big guy, you can also view a free roaming buffalo herd, including several albino buffalo, which are sacred to the native tribes.

[Troy Rognrud, 08/20/2010]
World's Largest Buffalo. World's Largest Buffalo

The World's Largest Buffalo just got a new paint job over the summer, and he's looking much more realistic and spectacular these days.

[Allison, 12/06/2007]
Buffalo has been buffed. World's Largest Buffalo - Buffed Up

The World's Largest Buffalo in Jamestown, ND, got a makeover on June 20, 2007, by Hampton Hotels' Save-A-Landmark program. Ten Hampton volunteers worked with Elmer Petersen, the original artist and sculptor of the Buffalo, and contributed an estimated 100 hours of manpower and more than $16,000 toward the 60-ton bison.

[Esther, 08/14/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Steel Eagle, Wrestling AngelSteel Eagle, Wrestling Angel, Jamestown, ND - 1 mi.
Peggy Lee MuseumPeggy Lee Museum, Wimbledon, ND - 22 mi.
Indian Massacre Monument and Rare Rock PileIndian Massacre Monument and Rare Rock Pile, Merricourt, ND - 50 mi.
In the region:
Muffler Man - Indian, Carrington, ND - 43 mi.

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