Area Attractions

The home of "THE WORLD'S LARGEST BUFFALO", the NATIONAL BUFFALO MUSEUM and the "NORTH DAKOTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME"
Jamestown offers something for everyone!

Located in the valley where the James River and Pipestem Creek meet, Jamestown offers a variety of recreational opportunities from fishing, hunting or golfing to winter sports activities, such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

Known as the "PRIDE OF THE PRAIRIE", Jamestown extends friendly North Dakota tourism and hospitality to all visitors. Whether touring the Frontier Village and viewing the Buffalo Historical Museum and our "LIVE" herd of buffalo with White Cloud, the white buffalo, visiting our historical sites, or joining us for a tournament at one of our sporting complexes, we are sure you will enjoy your visit to Jamestown and the Gladstone Inn & Suites. A year-round vacation area, Jamestown also offers a variety of entertainment and fine dining to make your visit an unforgettable experience!


Frontier Village and World's Largest Buffalo
(Open Year-round)
Exit 258, off I-94; 17th St SE, Jamestown
Drive South from the Southwest corner of the Gladstone Inn & Suites on First Ave. Turn right on 10th St. SW (Business Loop West). At top of hill, turn left on 17th St. SW.

Step back in time at Frontier Village, a re-created prairie town. View the world's largest buffalo, a 60-ton concrete sculpture dedicated to the American bison. See the buffalo herd and the albino buffalo, White Cloud.

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 701-252-6307

North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame
(Open Year-round)
Jamestown Civic Center, Jamestown
Just look East from the Gladstone. The Civic Center is located one block to the East of the hotel. We are the perfect place to stay if you are attending an event held at Jamestown's Civic Center.

Honors North Dakota sports personalities. Includes memorabilia, awards, photos, displays.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment
Phone: 701-252-8088
Fax: 701-252-8089
Web Site

Walk the Trail of Louis L'Amour
(Open Year-round)
Downtown area, Jamestown
Many local shops and restaurants are located within a few blocks of the Gladstone. The majority of them are with three blocks to the South and West of our front door.

Self-guided walking tour of downtown Jamestown. Walk the same areas that author Louis L'Amour did as a child.

Phone: 701-251-9145
Fax: 701-251-9146
Web Site

Frontier Fort and Wildlife Museum
(Open Year-round)
Jamestown
Drive South from the Southwest corner of the Gladstone Inn & Suites on First Ave. Turn right on 10th St. SW (Business Loop West). At top of hill, turn left on 17th St. SW.

View American Indian exhibits, agricultural, local and regional history. Visit the large wildlife museum with taxidermy displays, gift shop, and restaurant.

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: $1.50 per family
Phone: 701-252-7492

National Buffalo Museum
500 17th St. SE, Jamestown
Drive South from the Southwest corner of the Gladstone Inn & Suites on First Ave. Turn right on 10th St. SW (Business Loop West). At top of hill, turn left on 17th St. SW.

The museum portrays the evolution of the buffalo through it's displays and exhibits. Look for the live herd of buffalo and the rare albino buffalo, White Cloud.

Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day; 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Off-season, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sunday by appointment only
Phone: 701-252-8648
Web Site

Stustman County Memorial Museum (inside the Lutz Mansion)
(Open June 1-Oct. 1)
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown
From the Southeast corner of the Gladstone, go three blocks South and two blocks East. Turn right on 3rd Ave. SE. The Lutz Mansion is the last house on the left on that block.

A beautiful museum established in June 1965 that has four floors of treasured memorabilia reflecting the culture and life of early pioneers of Stutsman County. See historic Jamestown in a whole new way.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 701-252-6741

Web Site

Stutsman County Courthouse State Historic Site
Third Avenue SE and Fifth Street SE, Jamestown
From the Southeast corner of the Gladstone, go five blocks South and two blocks East. Turn right on 3rd Ave. SE. The historic courthouse will be on your right.

The oldest courthouse in North Dakota. It is one of two in the state that was built in the Gothic Revival tradition and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Not open to public, only visible from outside.

Phone: 701-328-2666
Web Site

The Basilica of St. James Catholic Church
622 First Ave. S, Jamestown
Drive South from Gladstone Inn & Suites on First Ave. The Basilica is only six blocks South of the Gladstone, just past 6th Street, on the right-hand side.

Elevated to minor basilica in 1989 because of its unique architecture and the location of the first cathedral in North Dakota (1889). Interior renovated in 1993. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hours: Daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Phone: 701-252-0119
Fax: 701-252-6992
Web Site

The Arts Center
115 Second St. SW, Jamestown
Two blocks South and one block West of the Gladstone. Within walking distance of our front door.

The Arts Center is a visual arts gallery with exhibits changing each month featuring local, regional and national artists.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: 701-251-2496

Web Site

Jamestown Speedway
(Open April thru October) Jamestown
Go North from the Gladstone on First Ave. and turn left on 5th. Street NW. Go four blocks and turn right (North) on 4th Ave. NW. Continue up hill and around slow left curve. Entrance to speedway is on left, after curve.

The Jamestown Speedway is a 1/4 mile, high banked, dirt track. This track offers exciting Wissota Modified, Wissota Street, Bomber, and Road Hog action every Saturday night! It's also the home of the Stock Car Stampede which is the largest race of the season averaging 250 cars.

Phone: 701-251-2897
Web Site

Historic Franklin School
(Open Year-round)
308 Second St. NW, Jamestown
From the Southwest corner of the Gladstone Inn & Suites, go two blocks South on First Ave. and turn right on 2nd Street SW. Franklin School is three block up, on the right. CSI Technology Center.

Historic school, updated and remodeled. It is now the home of CSI Technology Center, which provides cable television and internet services to the Jamestown area.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment
Admission: Free
Phone: 701-252-1835
Fax: 701-252-1961

Web Site

Fort Seward Interpretive Center
(Open Memorial Day - Labor Day)
605 10th Ave. NW, Jamestown
Drive North on First Ave. from the Gladstone Inn & Suites. Follow the signs for HWY 281 North. After the road curves to the right, at the edge of town, you will see the entrance to Fort Seward on the left side of the road, halfway up the hill.

Located adjacent to the former site of Fort Seward, this center interprets the activities of the fort, which was open from 1872-1877 to guard the railroad as tracks were laid westward.

Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Admission: Free
Phone: 701-251-1875

Web Site

Fort Seward Military Post
605 10th Ave. NW, Jamestown
Drive North on First Ave. from the Gladstone Inn & Suites. Follow the signs for HWY 281 North. After the road curves to the right, at the edge of town, you will see the entrance to Fort Seward on the left side of the road, halfway up the hill.

Established in 1872 to protect Northern Pacific Railroad workers. Visible remains of foundations and basements. Home of the "Flags Across America" United States Flag, which is the largest US flag in the state of North Dakota.

Phone: 701-252-6682
Web Site

Fort Seward Wagon Train
(June 26-July 2)
Jamestown
Drive North on First Ave. from the Gladstone Inn & Suites. Follow the signs for HWY 281 North. After the road curves to the right, at the edge of town, you will see the entrance to Fort Seward on the left side of the road, halfway up the hill.

Authentic week-long wagon train trek across the North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Operating since 1969.

Phone: 701-252-6844 or 701-424-3744
Web Site

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