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Buffalo Bill Museum, Le Claire

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 190+ 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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  • My son and I were visiting LeClair since we were in the area primarily to visit Antique Archeology. While we were waiting for Antique Archeology to open we walked down to the waterfront and saw the mu...  read more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to this museum. Lots of interesting artifacts and information about the town of Le Claire. 
  • This is a great little museum absolutely stuffed with information about Buffalo Bill, the Mississippi River, river pilots, the town of Le Claire and life in the mid-west. We were shocked how much ther...  read more »
  • There wus once a man who rode Bufferlowes and he had a a boat in musuem you go much fun. Family fun
  • Nice small museum. It's pretty cool to climb through the old river boat.
  • 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.
  • Nice variety of displays and interesting articles from clothing to weapons to machinery.
  • 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!
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