Named “Dakota Thunder” the World’s Largest Buffalo is located in Jamestown, North Dakota. Its heritage lies in the states deep history of buffalo herds which prompted its construction in the 1950s. Today it is an iconic tourist attraction for the region.
Local businessman, Harold Newman, commissioned the giant buffalo in 1959. The buffalo stands atop a cement slab and is 26 feet tall and 46 feet long. It is estimated that Dakota Thunder weighs around 60 tons.
Support from locals and tourists have allowed this huge buffalo to maintain its presence in Jamestown for decades. Preservation projects take effect every so often to keep the statue preserved.
The World’s Largest Buffalo is located at 404 Louis Lamour Lane. The statue is free to visit and photos with Dakota Thunder are encouraged!
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