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Welcome to the Buffalo Bill Museum in
June 13-21: Buffalo Bill
Museum is participating in Quad Cities’ Museum Week. www.qcmuseumweek.com
199 N. Front Street, LeClaire,
www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com Phone 563-289-5580.
Hours Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday noon
to 5pm. Admission Adults $5; Seniors $4; Ages 6-16 $1;
Under 6 and active duty military free. About the Museum
Regional History Museum with emphasis on Buffalo Bill,
local river history including the Lone Star Steamboat.
Museum Week Events:
June 13, 14 and 20, 21, Noon
to 5 p.m. • Lone Star Steamboat Guided Tours (admission
charged) • Tours will be provided by The Buffalo
Bill Museum. The Lone Star Stern Wheeler (built
1868, decommissioned 1967) is the only surviving
example in the United States of a wooden-hulled boat
built in the traditional Western Rivers fashion. The
Lone Star is a National Historic Landmark and is
open to visitors at the Buffalo Bill Museum. The
boat’s enclosure, The River Pilot’s Pier, has won a
significant design award from the State of Iowa for
its “green” design in 2008. A new sound system in
the River Pilot’s Pier building allows you to
experience the sounds of the steamer traveling on
14, noon to 5 p.m. • Cody
Trail Passport • Self-Guided Tour (admission
charged) • Hop in your car to enjoy a special,
self-guided tour of four fascinating Iowa historic
sites along the Cody Trail. Pick up a “Cody Trail
Passport Self-Guided Tour” at any of the
participating locations to plan your driving
adventure. The tour includes the Buffalo Bill Museum
in LeClaire, Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead in
Princeton, and the Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer
Village and Alexander Brownlie Sod House in Long
Grove. Have your passport stamped at each location
for a chance to win a gift basket filled with
souvenirs from all four historic sites (drop
fully-stamped passport in an entry box at any
New Room opened just for
"Kids". Children ages 3 to 8 years old accompanied
by an adult can find "hands-on" exhibits they can
explore. We have a pilots' wheel, a musical wall, dress
up area, a place to plant a garden, and much more fun.
Remember all children can do a "find and seek" hunt in
the museum and receive a free prize.
Just for the Ladies.
A new room has opened for the Ladies to enjoy looking at
fashions women wore in the early 1900's. Come and view
these clothes to see if you think they will ever come
back in fashion.
River Pilots' peer newest
exhibit features "clams" and more "clams". See how
they were harvested from the Mississippi River and how
they were used to make buttons.
New gift shop item is "hoodies".
Get your teenager a blue one with the right message
"Buffalo Bill Museum".
folks at Buffalo Bill Museum hope to see you soon! It is a great place
to take visiting family and friends and “free admission” is a
benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place
to pick up unique items as well as books about local history,
“Buffalo Bill” hoodies and t-shirts, and other items you
can’t find elsewhere! The museum is open daily 9am to 5pm, and
Sundays 12noon to 5pm. Group Discounts available for Tour
Groups, clubs/reunions and school groups!
our new exhibit "Philip Suiter, Legendary Riverboat
Pilot" in the River Pilots' Pier area of the museum.
Philip's descendants have sponsored the display that
will feature Philip Suiter, the first riverboat pilot in
LeClaire. DETAILS and PHOTOS
- The annual
membership renewals have been sent out to current
members of the museum but we'd like to add you as a new
member too. At $10 for an individual; $15 for a
couple; and $20 for a family, membership is a great way
to support a local non-profit organization. You can pick
up a membership form at the museum or send your name and
address with a check to 155 North Front Street, LeClaire
Magazine checked out LeClaire, Iowa. Click
here to read the article
about how she enjoyed our city and museum!
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.
- NEW! Civil
- The Lone
- The Riverboat
- The Sauk
and Fox Indian Tribes
of Le Claire Township
- The "Green
- Life on the
- Gift Shop
LeClaire's Famous Sons:
- "Buffalo Bill"
- James Ryan:
Inventor of the Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) and other
commonly used safety devices
- James Buchanan
Engineer known for the Eads Bridge in St. Louis
More About Our Exhibits
Open Year Round
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Sunday 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
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!
Youth 6-16 years $1.00
Children under 6 years is Free
Triple AAA Members $4
Active Military are Free
199 N. Front
Le Claire, Iowa 52753
Link to Google Maps
Located 1 Block east of Cody Road/Hwy
between Downtown LeClaire and the Mississippi River
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