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Buffalo Bill Museum

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Address: 199 North Front Street, Le Claire, IA 52753
Phone Number: +1 563-289-5580
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Hampton, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Cissna Park, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

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 museum. We paid $5 each to enter and spent about 1 hour inside. It was great becuse this little museaum was packed with so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. Lots of interesting artifacts and information about the town of Le Claire.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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 there was to see at the museum. Very well organized and done with pride. I'd say it is a "must see" in Le Claire.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Did not realize he was from Le Claire area. He was an exceptional scout and a great showman. Nice documentary on his life. Nice Native American displays and lots of artifacts. Nice group of historical displays of the area. Worth the admission.

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