Jamestown (North Dakota)

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Jamestown is a city of 15,527 residents in the Coteaus and Plains area of North Dakota. Coordinates are latitude 46.91 N and longitude 98.71W.

The world's largest buffalo statue in Jamestown

Understand[edit]

Jamestown, "The Buffalo City", was originally named for the James river. It was first settled in 1872.

Peggy Lee, the jazz singer, Louis L'Amour, the western novelist, and Darin Erstad, the professional baseball player for the 2002 World Champion Anaheim Angels, are natives of Jamestown.

Get in[edit]

  • By car: exit 256, 258, or 260 off I-94, about midway between Fargo and Bismarck

Get around[edit]

  • Jamestown Taxi Service, 1802 6th Ave NE, . Tel: +1 701 252-4200

See[edit]

  • Frontier Village: Jamestown is home to "The World’s Largest Buffalo", named Dakota Thunder, a 60-ton cement sculpture that stands 26 feet tall and stretches 46 feet long. It was built in 1959. A number of old buildings were moved in around it to create the Frontier Village, which today attracts over 100,000 people annually. See a buffalo herd and three albino buffalo, White Cloud, her son Dakota Miracle, and another albino calf, Dakota Legend. White buffalo are sacred to the Lakota people. Located at Exit 258, off I-94; 17th St SE, Jamestown. Open year round, daily 9AM-9PM Free admission. Tel: +1 701 252-6307. [1]
  • Albino Buffalo: See a buffalo herd and three albino buffalo, White Cloud, her offspring Dakota Miracle, and another albino calf, Dakota Legend. White buffalo are sacred to the Lakota people. Located near Frontier Village.

Do[edit]

  • Camping +1 701 252-7492fax: +1 701 252-5455. Frontier Fort Campground, adjacent to Frontier Village. I-94, Exit 258, north to first stoplight, east 6 blocks. Open: April thru November. Admission is $12–$20. 70 RV sites with full hookups, bar and grill, wildlife museum.
  • Camping, Lakeside Marina Campground, on the Reservoir's East Lakeside Road North of Jamestown. Scenic Lakeside Grounds with cabins and RV as well as tent pads. Tel: +1 701 252-1183 (in season) or +1 701 252-2447 (out of season). Open May–October with full service hookups, bathing facilities, Marina Cafe and boat launch, swimming area, frisby golf, boat rental, and more. Admission $10–$20 per night and weekly and biweekly specials are also available.
  • Disc Golf: There are 2 courses in Jamestown. An 18-hole recreational course in Klaus Park, located alongside the James and Pipestem Rivers, with Innova Discatchers and cement tees, and a 27 hole championship caliber course on the Jamestown Reservoir Island with Innova Discatchers and cement tees. Contact: Jamestown Parks and Recreation, 1002 2nd Ave. SE, Jamestown, North Dakota 58401. Tel: +1 701 252-3982. Map of Course

Buy[edit]

  • Antiques & More421 4th Ave. NW +1 701 252-6549. Antiques and Collectibles
  • Dakota Western Wear +1 701 251-2055. Buffalo Mall/2400 8th Ave. SW, Western Retail
  • Frontier Fort1838 3rd Ave. SE +1 701 252-7492. PO Box 143, Hospitality
  • Jamestown International Travel & Gift Gallery215 1st Ave. S +1 701 251-2222fax: +1 701 251-2915. Travel Agency and Gift Gallery
  • Super Wal-Mart921 25th St. SW +1 701 252-6778fax: +1 701 252-4411. Discount Department Store

Eat[edit]

  • Burger King2314 Hwy. 281 South +1 701 251-1217fax: +1 701 251-1377.
  • Jamestown Eagles Aerie2337 217 2nd Ave. SW +1 701 252-0460. PO Box 296, Jamestown, ND 58402.
  • Paradiso +1 701 252-7777. I-94 & Hwy 281, PO Box 5063, Jamestown, ND 58402. Mexican Restaurant
  • Perkins +1 701 252-1370fax: +1 701 252-8203. Buffalo Mall. Restaurant and Bakery
  • Quizno's721 1st Ave. South +1 701 251-9348fax: +1 701 251-9349. Restaurant & Catering
  • Subway909 7th Ave. SE +1 701 252-8249fax: +1 701 252-8249. Restaurant
  • Taco John's718 10th Street SE +1 701 252-2508. Mexican Fast Food
  • Emma Rosie's Homecookin' (located in Jamestown Livestock), 3443 82nd Ave SE +1 701-320-9280. A catering service that also operates the cafe inside Jamestown Livestock on sale day, which is Tuesdays. Opens Tuesdays at 8 am; closing time varies depending on the length of the sale. Offers delicious, freshly-made foods.

Drink[edit]

  • Jamestown Eagles Aerie2337 217 2nd Ave. SW +1 701 252-0460. PO Box 296, Jamestown, ND 58402.

Sleep[edit]

  • Budget Lodge, PO Box 1904, 1009 12th Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58402-1904. Tel: +1 701 252-2363. Fax: +1 701 252-7060. [2]
  • Carl's Hunting Lodge +1 701 763-6254, +1 701 391-9064, e-mail: . Located south of Jamestown and north of Gackle. Hunting lodge in the flyway. Prime hunting location for upland game, waterfowl and white-tail deer. Seasons of Operation: September–November. Rural setting, group of 5-7 exclusive use of lodge, daily rate includes lodging and home cooked meals, guiding available.
  • Country Charm +1 701 251-1372fax: +1 701 252-9087, e-mail: . Bed and Breakfast. Three bedrooms, shared bath in 1897 house. Additional hunting lodge sleeps 10. Also, 10 camp sites with electricity.
  • Days Inn824 20th Street SW +1 701 251-9085fax: +1 701 251-2214.
  • Quality Inn and Suites +1 701 252-3611fax: +1 701 251-1212. 507-25 St. SW.
  • Ranch House Motel +1 701 252-0222. 408 Business Loop W. Dirty rooms and reports of thefts.
  • Sleepinn express1052 8th ave se +1 701 252-4755. Jamestown ND 58401.
  • The Little Brown Cabin (Montpelier), 309 4th Ave, Montpelier (20 miles south of Jamestown on all paved roads),  +1 701 320-9280. A place for staying, hunting, and resting. Located in Montpelier, ND amidst peace & quiet, fantastic hunting opportunities, and the beauty of rural North Dakota. Friendly owners, reasonable rates, meals available.

Go next[edit]

  • The Bison Ranch and Coteau Ridge, 13 miles north on Highway 281, 6 miles west. Tour through a live buffalo herd. By appointment. Tel: (701) 252-6853. Free Admission.
Routes through Jamestown
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MinotCarrington  W US 52.svg E  Valley CityFargo
Churchs FerryCarrington  N US 281.svg S  EdgeleyAberdeen
Devils LakeGlenfield  N North Dakota 20.svg S  END


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