The Wild West & Buffalo

From Itineraries MidwestSpring Issue 2009

This sample itinerary works best May 30 – September 12, 2009.

11 – 11:30 am
See Jamestown’s “claim to fame”, “The World’s Largest Buffalo”, a cement sculpture that stands 26’ tall, 46’ long and weighs 60 tons!! Located at the Frontier Village near the intersection of Highway 281 and Interstate 94 (exit 258). As you come into town, you can see a live bison herd on one or both sides of I-94! The North Dakota Buffalo Foundation maintains this live bison herd.

11:30 – 1:30 pm
Afterwards, learn about the history of the bison in the plains at the National Buffalo Museum, also located at the Frontier Village. Displaying Plains Indian artifacts; a wide variety of artwork; 19th century firearms used by bison hunters; remains of prehistoric bison; a children’s room featuring wildlife of North Dakota; and a video presentation on the history of bison.

1:30 – 2:00 pm
Continue touring the Frontier Village complex! See a post office, a trading post which houses a souvenir shop, a saloon, fire department, barber shop, jail, sheriffs office, the Louis L’Amour writers shack, and much more. Stagecoach and pony rides are available, plus many other activities during the summer months!

2 – 3:00 pm
Head back to the National Buffalo Museum for a visit to their gift shop. It contains an amazing assortment of truly distinctive and tasteful items with a bison theme.

3 – 4:00 pm
Find yourselves in the middle of a shoot-out, if U.S. Marshal Woodrow F. Call and his posse run across Cole Younger or Johnny Ringo on the streets of the Frontier Village. Call in advance to have fun with this wild west shootout – performed for your group by the Wild West Players, while visiting the Frontier Village.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group please contact your tour operator or the Buffalo Museum 800-807-1511 and Wild West Player’s, 701-320-2725.

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