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The city is named after Antoine LeClaire who was a Métis trader of First Nations-French Canadian descent who originally owned the land that Le Claire is built on. Although the city's official name is “Le Claire” it is often spelt as “LeClaire” and sometimes is also called “LeClare” amongst locals. The town came into existence in the year 1855, previously frequented by Europeans and Americans since the 1830s.

Le Claire is known the maximum as the site of television series American Pickers which is aired by the History Channel and is also home to Antique Archeology. Mike Wolfe the creator of the show American Pickers also belongs to this town.  The antiques store is also featured on the show. It is also known as the birthplace of William Frederick Cody who is famous as Buffalo Bill Cody.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city comes in a total area of 4.87 square miles (12.61 kilometers), of which, 4.67 square miles (12.10 kilometers) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 kilometers) is water.

When you are visiting Iowa, you must take a detour to Le Claire for the simplicity that it can offer to you!

Le Claire Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Le Claire tips for your visit

  • Do not venture out alone at night.
  • Do not get extremely intoxicated in either of the wineries.
  • Carry clothes suitable to the weather that you are travelling in.
  • Carry a camera for sure. Specially if you are planning to go for eagle and pelican viewing!
  • Keep cash handy at all times, but not at all times.

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Facts and Stats for Le Claire*

  • Pollution Statistics in Le Claire

    Know the pollution level of Le Claire before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Le Claire: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Le Claire for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Le Claire.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Le Claire - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 58.47 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 15.13 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.67 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Le Claire

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Le Claire

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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