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Welcome to the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, Iowa...


  • We will be open during Tugfest August 13-15. Stop by for a visit!
  • Thank You to everyone who was involved in making the 8th Annual John Boesch Memorial golf tournament such a success and especially all the businesses that donated prizes.  We hope to see everyone next year!
  • We have just received more Native American souvenirs for our Gift Shop. Stop by and see what's new!
    • We just received the Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner from www.tripadvisor.com  for being recognized by customers as one of the very best in the business.
    • We have also received the Brick and Mortar Award for 2014 from the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy a fun filled day at the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, Iowa. You'll discover fascinating history along the Mighty Mississippi River that will entertain and educate.


  • 1939 Chris Craft Speed Boat on Display
  • A 3 foot hand crafted replica of the riverboat the Robert E. Lee
  • Summer season we display the City of LeClaire's fully restored first fire truck
  • Educational Play Room for young children 3 to 8 years of age accompanied by an adult
  • A room displaying Early 1900's Ladies Fashions
  • A New Sauk & Fox Indian Display featuring Cradle Boards. Some changes for
  • Lone Star Wooden Hull Steam-powered Paddle Wheel - "A Must To See": The first licensed Riverboat Pilot on the Mississippi River
  • Archival Room where you can do historical research on Buffalo Bill, Mississippi River History, River Pilots and Riverboat History and local area history by appointment
  • Civil War Encampment
  • The Riverboat Pilots
  • Pioneers of Le Claire Township
  • Indian Artifacts
  • The "Green Tree Hotel"
  • Life on the Mississippi River
  • Gift Shop
  • LeClaire's Famous Sons:
    • Showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his Wild West Congress
    • Famous Inventor Professor James Ryan's Office on Display among his most famous work was on the Flight Recorder, Seat Belt, and the Crash Bumper for Cars.
    • James Buchanan Eads, the engineer known for the Eads Bridge in St Louis, Illinois, crossing the Mississippi River.
    • Captain Philip Suiter Display

Learn More About Our Exhibits

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 Beginning April 5th 2014
Monday - Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Open Some Holidays - Please Call Ahead!

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

199 N. Front St.
Le Claire, Iowa 52753
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Located 1 Block east of Cody Road/Hwy 67;
between Downtown LeClaire and the Mississippi River



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