Jamestown, "Pride of the Prairie", is a year-round recreational haven in the heart of North Dakota. Seated in the valley at the convergence of the Pipestream and James Rivers, it offers year-round recreational pleasure.
Dining is generally American cuisine or fast food. But, one of the most delicious ways to dine out is at The Emter Family Dinner Theatre. North Dakota's oldest dinner theatre serves up a heap of fine family-style entertainment with their menu.
The Buffalo City, home to 15,527 people primarily of German and Norwegian descent, relies heavily on Jamestown College for its cultural activities. The Prairie Arts Center, a community art gallery and stage, is another venue for culture and the arts here.
A big attraction in town is a 60-ton buffalo that stands 26 feet tall. The concrete sculpture is a salute to the American bison. Another favorite is an albino buffalo named White Cloud and her female offspring Winona, who reside near Frontier Village.
Walking trails are available at various parks throughout the town. The White Cloud Nature Trail runs for 10.7 miles. Shorter trails are found in the following parks: Klaus, McElroy, Solien-Denault, and Nickeus. There are tennis courts at Bollinger, Feton, and McElroy (which also features a skateboard park).
Golfing is found at three locations. Hillcrest Golf Course and Jamestown Country Club offer an 18-hole course. Hillcrest has a driving range and pro shop. Lakeview has a 9-hole course, country club, and pro shop.
Hiking, biking, and swimming are available at Spiritwood Lake. But, for an adventure trip with pizzazz, Horses 'N Hills provides equestrian treks lasting from one to seven days that are well worth saddling up for.
Campsites are found at the Jamestown Reservoir, which boasts 45 miles of shoreline. Fishing for walleye, muskie, and bullhead is a productive pastime here. Biking and boating are also popular. Fishing is also available at the Pipestem Dam Reservoir and at Lake Ashtabula.
Jamestown, a little town big on recreation, is centrally located between Fargo and Bismarck.