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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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We expected a lot more from this place. There is a lot of interesting stuff here but it just seems like there should be more. Worth a quick trip but don't expect to spend more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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South Dakota
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop over and take in Buffalo Bill and his life. Believe this year is the 100th anniversary. A real must to see if you are interested in Buffalo Bill and his family. Can tour the house and some facilities in about an hour or so.

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Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

From Buffalo Bills' home to the barns, you can imagine history in the making. Everything is clean and kept up, with very nice displays. Don't forget to take a short walk and see the resident buffalos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The most well known and publicized Western figure of the day was indeed Buffalo Bill, from buffalo hunter to Army scout to Grand Showman who showed all of America and then most of Europe what the West was like in his time. The US Army studied how he moved hundreds of people and horses and animals by train all across... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Memorial Day to Labor Day open 9-5 daily. The rest of the year open Monday's-Friday's 10-4. This elaborat house was part of William F. Cody's 4000 acre ranch in the area. It was constructed in the 1880s during his world tours of The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show tours. Despite it being called Scout's Rest, I heard from an old... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went last summer and visited the 'Ranch' the house has many artifacts to view. we arrived late in the day so we felt rushed through the house and never got to go into the out builds because they were closing up. The live buffalo were cool to see.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped by on our way down the interstate and ended up having a picnic near the campgrounds at this State Historical Park. We visited the Buffalo Bill house, barn, and sod house, and they were all interesting. It doesn't take a lot of time to walk through, and the grounds are well-kept and pleasant. Driving through North Platte is... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The ranch is a great place to stroll and relax if you have the time. The house and yard are well furnished and quite interesting. The log cabin is cute and fun. But its the barn that is amazing! It is huge and one can get an idea of how the horses inside were cared for. A visit could be... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to visit, loved it, great staff answered all questions.... great tour of the place.... Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We expected a lot more from this place. There is a lot of interesting stuff here but it just seems like there should be more. Worth a quick trip but don't expect to spend more than an hour or so here. That being said my kids have been playing Buffalo Bill constantly since we visited a week ago. For kids... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As many have said, the tour gives you a taste of the man and his history - and it is good value too at just $2 per adult. But and its a big but - the self guided tour is spoiled by poor information signage and a lack of cohesion in the way things are presented. In all it feels... More 

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