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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

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Address: 2921 Scout's Rest Ranch Road, North Platte, NE
Phone Number: 308-535-8035

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fun and historical pair with historical museum..

its pretty neat, it was converted to electric at one time so you can see the attempt to restore it back,, pretty grounds neat old mansion, steep stairs so i dont recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Grant, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There were a lot of different things to see. The entire park was very well kept and the walkways are wide and level. Well arranged and it gave a good glimpse into a part of the life of Buffalo Bill Cody.

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Williamson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There's a lot of history here and quite interesting. Even if you think you know who Buffalo Bill was, you'll learn more about him and his family. Take the time to tour the farm.

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North Platte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

its pretty neat, it was converted to electric at one time so you can see the attempt to restore it back,, pretty grounds neat old mansion, steep stairs so i dont recommend for young kids or those mobility impaired, requires an admission plus a nebraska state park pass(1 day available) but its pretty cool, explore the barns and grounds and... More 

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Albia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Buffalo Bill Ranch tour is excellent. Traveling on I-80, this is an excellent stop. You can wonder around the well cared for grounds. It is a very quiet, peaceful place off the beaten path. Only a few minutes drive from the interstate interchange. (Tip, take the frontage road just on the north side of I-80 and go west, and THEN... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A semi annual visit for us is Christmas at the Cody's. They deck the ranch out in sparkling lights and decorations for tours as well as offer old fashion pastimes such as hay rack rides on the grounds all for a minimal ticket price. As the house is a local museum, the tour comes complete with several interesting highlights from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you love history and historical personalities......don't pass this up.......even though it was closed in January when we went through, I'm glad we stopped...I think you always get a special feeling when visiting places like this.....not an apparition feeling....but just a sense of how it must have been. It is a peaceful, serene setting; housing the barn, home and grounds......a... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a must see! This house and the barn are original, interesting, and fun to view! My great grandmother didn't like Buffalo Bill but you will :)!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

William Frederick Cody, AKA Buffalo Bill once said "My restless roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long". Yet, in 1886 he had Scout's Rest built, a home to relax between the Travels of the Wild West Show. This was going to be the last page on my Buffalo Bill photo portfolio: I had seen Cody,... More 

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Lexington, Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

70 degrees and sunny in North Platte advertisements everywhere, recommendations from my Nebraska friends and it was closed! There are so many other great examples of the pioneer spirit in Nebraska skip this and go to Minden for the pioneer village instead.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This a very cool house that has been restored to the period. There are lots of items that belonged to the Cody family and there is a video playing in the room at the end of the hall upstairs. I didn't know a lot about Buffalo Bill so the video was very informative. The barn is huge! The best part... More 

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