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Buffalo Bill Museum, Le Claire

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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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  • Stopped in with my husband and my 84 year old father. We were there about an hour - so much to see. The volunteers at the front desk are very nice and can answer any questions that you have. Definitel...  more »
  • The museum has a lot of the history of the area to view and does it well but very little of Buffalo Bill.  more »
  • Plenty ar view on small space Well decorated and with many fine things in the collection Not only about Buffalo Bill but also on olrådet in the old days and with an interesting exhibition on Mississippi life Even food access to an old paddle steamer
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  • interesting small museum. Has information about Buffalo Bill's birth place (right outside of town) and about life along the Mississippi. We had a very nice visit, learning some small items. I can now say that I have followed Bill from (birth), to where he earned his nickname (Oakley, KS), to his ranch (North Platte, Ks) to his grave (Denver, CO.). I recommend this stop!
  • There is a lot of history in one small area. It was neat to see and was reasonably priced! The boat restoration was a very cool piece.
  • There is an entire steamboat preserved and able to walk through. Also a very large local history museum that is quite interesting.
  • Fabulous collection of a lot more than Cody. Regional history and a real steam paddle wheeler that worked for a living. Great value.
  • Such a cool small Museum! My kids loved it! Lots of history.

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