Le Claire Tourism

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!

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

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • 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)
    • Safety Index 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 58.47 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 19.03 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.51 (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.

  • 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 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75 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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