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Buffalo Bill Museum, Le Claire
(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
The museum houses Buffalo Bill memorabilia, the wood-hulled steamboat "Lone Star" (the last working one of its kind on the Mississippi River; listed on the National Historic Register), riverboat pilot exhibits, Sauk and Fox tribe artifacts, and displays of pioneer life from the region. It also featues exhibits on two "famous sons" - - James Eads, the world famous engineer of the Eads Bridge in St.Louis, MO; and James Ryan, the inventor of the Flight Data Recorder or the "black box."
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  • This was a very interesting small museum of Buffalo Bill & his time period items. The museum items were well marked & had a lot different items in this small museum. To us, this was a typical size for...  more »
  • While waiting on another place to open we stopped in here to kill some time. Great place to visit. Loved seeing the tepee that American Pickers donated! 
  • We thought this would be a small museum with a few Buffalo Bill related items. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! This was one of the most informative museums I've recently visited. Yes, it had a lot (more than expect...  more »
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  • They have the lone star boat that was restored and you are able to go on it and see tour the whole boat. Overall the museum was pretty cool.
  • There wus once a man who rode Bufferlowes and he had a a boat in musuem you go much fun. Family fun
  • Nice variety of displays and interesting articles from clothing to weapons to machinery.
  • Nice small museum. It's pretty cool to climb through the old river boat.
  • This place is a really fantastic place, great for all ages. I visited with kids ages 7 through 13 and they all had a great time in the dress up area, watching the video on Buffalo Bill, playing school in the old school area and looking at the old items. Such a wonderful stop... And to top it off, the Lone Star vessel is available for the kids to explore. Worth the stop!