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Jamestown (North Dakota)

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Jamestown [1] is a city of 15,527 residents in Stutsman County, in the east central area of North Dakota. Coordinates are latitude 46.91 N and longitude 98.71W.

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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, 257, 258, or 260 off I-94, about midway between Fargo and Bismarck

Get around[edit]

  • Jamestown Taxi Service, 1802 6th Ave NE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-4200


See[edit][add listing]

  • 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 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. Tel: (701)252-6307. [2]
  • 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][add listing]

  • Camping, Frontier Fort Campground, adjacent to Frontier Village. I-94, Exit 258, north to first stoplight, east 6 blocks. Tel: (701) 252-7492. Fax: (701) 252-5455 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: (701) 252-1183 (in season) or (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: (701) 252-3982. Map of Course

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • "ORR"iginals, 214 1st Ave S, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 252-6406 Fax: (701) 251-1695 len@orriginals.com www.orriginals.com Screen Printing & Embroidering.


  • Antiques & More, 421 4th Ave. NW Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 252-6549 Antiques and Collectibles
  • Dakota Western Wear, Buffalo Mall/2400 8th Ave. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 251-2055 Western Retail
  • Fabric & Textile Warehouse, Buffalo Mall, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 252-3406 Fax: (701) 252-3406 fabrictextwhse@willmar.com Retail Fabrics
  • Fashion Boutique, Buffalo Mall, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 252-3643 [3] Ladies Clothing
  • Frontier Fort, 1838 3rd Ave. SE, PO Box 143, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 252-7492 Hospitality
  • Garden Gate, 208 1st St, West Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 253-8085 Gift Shop
  • Gun & Reel Sports, 115 1st St. W./PO Box 1957 Jamestown, ND 58402 Tel: (701) 252-2850. Toll-free (800)427-285 Fax: (701) 252-2937 [4] Retail Sporting Goods
  • Jamestown International Travel & Gift Gallery, 215 1st Ave. S, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 251-2222 Fax: (701) 251-2915 Travel Agency and Gift Gallery


  • K-Mart, Buffalo Mall, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 251-1111 Fax: (701) 251-9391 Discount Department Store
  • Pipestem Creek, 7060 Highway 9 Carrington, ND 58421 Tel: (701) 652-2623 Fax: (701) 652-1441 [5] Wreaths & Edible Bird Feeders
  • Riddles Jewelry, Buffalo Mall, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 251-1755 Fax: (701) 251-9055 [6] Jewelers
  • Sears, 2400 8th Ave. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 251-2932 Fax: (701) 251-2938


  • Super Wal-Mart, 921 25th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401 Tel: (701) 252-6778 Fax: (701) 252-4411 Discount Department Store

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 611 25th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 952-7753 [7] Restaurant and Lounge
  • Arby's, 1801 7th Ave. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-2408. Fax: (701) 252-2408
  • Brass Rail, PO Box 779, 110 2nd St. NW, Jamestown, ND 58402. Tel: (701) 252-0551/253-4907 E-mail: rail@csicable.net Restaurant and Lounge
  • Burger King, 2314 Hwy. 281 South, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 251-1217 Fax: (701) 251-1377
  • Domino's Pizza, 706 1st Ave. S, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-8888
  • Grizzly's Grill-N-Saloon, 2612 8th Ave SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 253-9700 Fax: (701) 253-9702 [8] Restaurant & Lounge
  • Dairy Queen, 330 Business Loop East, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-4181
  • Jamestown Eagles Aerie, 2337 217 2nd Ave. SW, PO Box 296, Jamestown, ND 58402. Tel: (701) 252-0460
  • Knights of Columbus, 519 1st Ave. S, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-6069 Fax: (701) 252-1574 [9] Restaurant, Club & Lounge
  • Lil's, 201 1st Ave. N., PO Box 1464, Jamestown, ND 58402. Tel: (701) 252-0640 Restaurant and Catering
  • Meeting Grounds, 613 10th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 952-5282 Coffee Shop
  • Northern Lights, 421 Front Street Cleveland, ND 58424. Tel: (701) 763-6582 E-mail: landjb@daktel.com Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor
  • Papa Murphy's, 725 1st Ave. South Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-8282 Fax: (701) 252-2093 [10] Pizza Restaurant
  • Paradiso, I-94 & Hwy 281, PO Box 5063, Jamestown, ND 58402. Tel: (701) 252-7777 Mexican Restaurant
  • Perkins, Buffalo Mall, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-1370 Fax: (701) 252-8203 Restaurant and Bakery
  • Polar King, 621 13th Street NE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 251-1585 Fast Food
  • Quizno's 721 1st Ave. South Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 251-9348 Fax: (701) 251-9349 Restaurant & Catering
  • Subway, 909 7th Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-8249 Fax: (701)252-8249 Restaurant
  • Subway, 2315 Hwy 281 SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 251-9106 Restaurant
  • Taco John's, 718 10th Street SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-2508 [11] Mexican Fast Food
  • Emma Rosie's Homecookin' (Catering Service), 324 1st St E, 701-320-9280, [12].  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 611 25th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 952-7753 [13]
  • Brass Rail, PO Box 779, 110 2nd St. NW, Jamestown, ND 58402. Tel: (701) 252-0551/253-4907 E-mail: rail@csicable.net
  • Grizzly's Grill-N-Saloon, 2612 8th Ave SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 253-9700 Fax: (701) 253-9702 [14]
  • Jamestown Eagles Aerie, 2337 217 2nd Ave. SW, PO Box 296, Jamestown, ND 58402. Tel: (701) 252-0460
  • Knights of Columbus, 519 1st Ave. S, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-6069 Fax: (701) 252-1574 [15]
  • Shady's, 111 2nd St. NE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-2057 Fax: (701) 252-0700
  • Buffalo Bar,901 9th ave se, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-9507

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Budget Lodge, PO Box 1904, 1009 12th Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58402-1904. Tel: (701) 252-2363. Fax: (701) 252-7060. [16]
  • Buffalo Motel, 1530 6th Ave SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-0180
  • Carl's Hunting Lodge, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 763-6254 or (701) 391-9064. Email: wklostreic@aol.com. 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.
  • Comfort Inn, 811 20th Street SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-7125. Toll-free: (800) 4CHOICE. Fax: (701) 252-1426. [17]
  • Country Charm, Bed and Breakfast, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 251-1372. Fax: (701) 252-9087. Email: ccbb@daktel.com [18] Three bedrooms, shared bath in 1897 house. Additional hunting lodge sleeps 10. Also, 10 camp sites with electricity.
  • Days Inn, 824 20th Street SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 251-9085. Fax: (701) 251-2214
  • Gladstone Inn & Suites, 111 2nd Street NE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-0700. Fax: (701) 952-0701 [19]
  • Holiday Inn Express, 803 20th St. S.W., (701) 251-2131, [20].
  • Jamestown Motel, 1018 4th Ave SW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-0471
  • Quality Inn and Suites, 507-25 St. SW , Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-3611. Fax: (701) 251-1212
  • Ranch House Motel, 408 Business Loop W, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-0222. Dirty rooms and reports of thefts.
  • Star Lite Motel, 1610 Business Loop E, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-5111
  • Super 8 Motel, 2623 Hwy 281 South, Jamestown, ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-4715. Toll-free: (888) 766-6661. Fax: (701) 251-1647
  • Sleepinn express 1052 8th ave se, Jamestown ND 58401. Tel: (701) 252-4755
  • The Little Brown Cabin (Montpelier), 309 4th Ave, Montpelier (20 miles south of Jamestown on all paved roads), 701-320-9280, [21]. 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.  edit

Get out[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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