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Buffalo Bill Museum

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Address: 199 N Front St, Le Claire, IA 52753-7713
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+1 563-289-5580
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Nice surprise of museum in a small town

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... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stopped there to visit this little museum. It was nice, not too huge and overwhelming at all for the kids. They even had a scavenger hunt for the kids to do. Lots to see and learn in this history museum. We liked it that it was very inexpensive for admission for families.

Thank Bee X
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is an interesting museum with a variety of exhibits ranging from Buffalo Bill to a dry docked paddle boat that can be toured. There is also a great deal of local relics and information. Great way to spend a couple hours with the grandkids.

Thank Harry S
Port Byron, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice museum with TONS of interesting items. It seems much larger inside than it appears from the outside. Not just Buffalo Bill memorabilia, (although there is a large section dedicated to him) but interesting items from all eras....much from the immediate surrounding area. The last commercial steam powered paddle wheel tug boat is worth the admission alone! Great for adults... More 

Thank John W
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a fairly workmanlike exhibition of varied artefacts and historical items some of which are related directly to Buffalo Bill and some of which are just from that era or relate to other local celebrities. The Paddle Steamer exhibition is included in the ticket price and is the best part of the whole venue. Worth a visit and not... More 

Thank Charlie L
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134 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 a small town museum & really enjoyed visit. The old boat restoration was nice & interesting how they used to suck... More 

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Etna, Wyoming
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84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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!

Thank Candice Z
Springfield, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

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 expected) Buffalo Bill related information. It was also loaded with other locally related history and displays. Many things I had never even know were... More 

Thank Jim S
Hampton, Iowa
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Although we have been through Le Claire before, we had not noticed the museum before. Definitely worth a stop. It is located down by the public parking and next to the river, so parking and river views are included. There is an admission, but kids have an area for them, the real river boat displayed is amazing, and of course... More 

Thank Eric W
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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Some interesting exhibits on Buffalo Bill. We also liked the river boat exhibit. The admission fee is very reasonable.

Thank Becky W
Cissna Park, IL
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice museum. Small Buffalo bill Cody exhibit, seasonal exhibit of fire truck (summer), office of the Le Claire native who invented the aircraft "black box" data recorder, a section of the large tree that served as a river landmark back to riverboat days. The crown jewel is a steamboat that is dry docked inside the museum. It is accessible,... More 

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