Buffalo Bill Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: 199 N. Front St. Le Claire, Iowa 52753. , 52753, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5632895580
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum, Social, Arts, Museums

About Buffalo Bill Museum, Le Claire

You can enjoy a fun filled experience with your family exploring the exhibits and learning about them. Some exhibits to look out for are Chris Craft Speed Boat, A 3 foot hand crafted replica of the riverboat the Robert E. Lee, City of LeClaire’s fully restored first fire truck, a room displaying Early 1900’s Ladies Fashions, A New Sauk & Fox Indian Display featuring Cradle Boards and also a  Lone Star Wooden Hull Steam-powered Paddle Wheel – “A Must To See”. Apart from these there are a lot of things that you can explore and learn about. Definitely visit the museum while you are staying at Leclaire.

Buffalo Bill Museum Information

  •  Find out about Buffalo Bill, it is said to be his birthplace and the museum is made in his memory.
  •  Find out about photography rules. You are advised to click photos only if you are allowed to.
  • There is an educational Play Room for young children 3 to 8 years of age accompanied by an adult.

Buffalo Bill Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $5
  •  Senior $4
  •  Youth 6-16 years $1.00
  • Children under 6 years is Free
  • Triple AAA Members $4
  •  Active Military are Free.

Buffalo Bill Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open Year Round
  •  Winter Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Sunday 12:00 P.M.  – 4:00 P.M.
  •  Summer Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Open Some Holidays – Please contact the authorities to find out about the opening on these days.

How To reach Buffalo Bill Museum by Public Transport

  • Drive to 1 Block east of Cody Road/Hwy 67.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Buffalo Bill Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Le Claire include Buffalo Bill Museum in their plan

  • 57.91% of people start their Buffalo Bill Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Buffalo Bill Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

83.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Buffalo Bill Museum

People normally club together Antique Archeology and Mississippi River Distilling Company while planning their visit to Buffalo Bill Museum.

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Buffalo Bill Museum, Le Claire Reviews

  • While it calls itself the Buffalo Bill Museum and does have a good cache of Bill artifacts, it's more like a museum of LaClaire (BB was born here). It's got a lot of stuff from other notable townspeople, and has the preserved remains of one of the longest serving paddle wheel boats. You can walk around and take it in. Not a bad museum on the whole, but understand what you're going to see as it's not all Bill.

  • Interesting and fun museum. Buffalo Bill and much more. Family/kid friendly. Enjoyed our visit.

  • It's amazing how many different themes the exhibits portray. Of course there are many artifacts, photos, and displays about native son Buffalo Bill Cody's life, including firearms used during that period. Because his life included such things as the Civil war, Army Scout during the westward expansion of the US, buffalo hunter, and his Wild West show, all of these things are covered. But LeClaire, Iowa and nearby areas were originally home to Native Americans. Their history and lives are also covered. These include the United State' 1832 war with Chief Black Hawk of the Sac Indian tribe, which included battles in the area. LeClaire was also home to generations of Mississippi River boat pilots and boat builders during the era of the steam boat. Many exhibits deal with this history, and the highlight is the display of the actual steam-powered Lone Star riverboat, which was built in 1890 and worked in the area until the 1960s. The boat is enclosed within the building to preserve it and allow viewing it year round. You can tour the boat and see mechanical components such as boilers, engines, pumps, etc, as well as the pilot house and crew's quarters. Other displays include pioneer and rural farm life, early industrial and commercial history of the area, weapons and uniforms of wars (including the Civil War, WWI, WWII), women's clothing from the early 1900s, and aircraft 'black box' flight recorders and automobile safety features invented by native son and engineer James Ryan Jr. The museum also has an archive section for research into many of the topics on display. It really is unusual to find such a fine museum in a small town, and thousands of people visit it each year.

  • A nice museum. Staffed by older women who seemed more interested in their knitting. But the history exhibit is pretty cool. And the restored boat was really neat. Spent about 2 hours there. Lots to read. Easy parking right there. I imagine it would be a good place to take kids because there is a fairly large about of visual displays too.

  • It was Buffalo Bills birthday and we were able to join the celebration and had free admission for the occasion. Great visit!!

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