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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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  • Buffalo Bills museum is a good place to go on n a rainy day. It's $4.00 for Seniors and is quite informative. They have an old barge from late 1800's that you can walk thru. It take a little over an h...  more »
  • This is a fantastic museum. If you watch "Pickers" you will see the Tee Pee that they purchased. It was donated to this museum. The lady and gentleman at the desk helped set the stage for the river bo...  more »
  • In the area thought i'd stop and check it out. Nice self guided tour. Seen a lot of vintage things. Not all Buffalo Bill related, still nice.  more »
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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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