World's Largest Buffalo Monument


World's Largest Buffalo Monument

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
    • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • May (until Memorial Day weekend)
    • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
    • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
    • Noon to 5:00 PM Sunday

 

Admission

Free will donation to enter the Frontier Village

 

Location

The monument is located through the gates of the Frontier Village. The National Buffalo Museum and live buffalo herd including the rare White Buffalo are in the same area as well.

Phone

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

 

Looking for More?

Check out the hiking and biking trails in the area. We also have 21 stocked fishing lakes.

 

There are also several options for places to eat.