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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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  • This museum has a full size steam boat INSIDE! They are in the process of restoring it. The museum has memorabilia from Buffalo Bills life and a history of the town of Le Claire with a lot of displays...  more »
  • Great little museum to visit...not just Buffalo Bill items but lots of local history. Many interesting items from old tools to a paddle boat and local inventions. Good deal for price ...take the time ...  more »
  • Stopped in since we were in leclaire. Something to look at,nothing spectacular. I wouldn't drive to leclaire just for this.  more »
  • Fabulous collection of a lot more than Cody. Regional history and a real steam paddle wheeler that worked for a living. Great value.
  • There is an entire steamboat preserved and able to walk through. Also a very large local history museum that is quite interesting.
  • Such a cool small Museum! My kids loved it! Lots of history.
  • Staff was very kind and helpful And knew what they were talking about You could see the passion
  • Amazing place. A true must see!!