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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

2921 Scout's Rest Ranch Road, North Platte, NE
308-535-8035
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in North Platte
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
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Toms River, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We felt that we should see this attraction as it is acclaimed as one of North Platte's main tourist offerings. We found it interesting and gained a lot of insight into "the man and the myth", especially form the film that is shown when you tour the house. Make sure to ask for the brochure describing the rooms in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very enjoyable visit to a spot where I wasn't force-fed touristy flair; knowledgeable staff, and a particularly entertaining docent - a local business owner who was dressed as the mirror-image of Cody himself, including the beautiful white horse that Buffalo Bill was known to prefer. 'Bill' and his horse 'Isham' (whose actual tooth you'll find on display in the house)... More

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Omaha NE
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

North Platte is proud of its Buffalo Bill legacy. The Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park is the crown jewel of all things Buffalo Bill in the region. William F. Cody settled in North Platte in 1878, following a long career as a Pony Express rider, soldier, scout and sometime actor. Buffalo Bill got his nickname during his work for... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were driving thru Nebraska and saw the sign for this attraction and decided to stop. Very glad we did. Nicely maintained and has quite a bit of history to review. There are stairs in several buildings. Nice connection to Cody Wyoming, which we visited previously.

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34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you're interested in Buffalo Bill, this is a must see. We enjoyed our visit. The grounds are immaculately kept. Definitely worth the time if you're in the area.

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Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a piece of history that is enjoyable for the whole family. Be sure to check out all of the buildings and pet the buffalo. The house has spectacular furnishings and historic art.

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Dallas, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Buffalo Bill Ranch national park is a very well maintained property with beautiful grounds perfect for a picnic and even camping. The House is your typical 1800's luxurious house where W.F. Cody used to spend his off days entertaining his high society friends, the self guided tour of the house, barn and grounds is only 2.00 but you need... More

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Hastings, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The state does a fair job of maintaining the historic house and grounds. They only take cash, and they are very limited in handicapped accessibility, which is partially understandable in a historic structure but they could do more. The volunteers are very nice and helpful and it is worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was wowed by the home and the grounds, just everything about the place. Definitely glad we checked it out!

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Mt Propsect IL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Lovely large home for that era that you can completely tour, with many personal artifacts, and items from the Wild West Shows on display. Very informative film in the barn along with a gallery of pictures from Buffalo Bill's life and times. Sometimes there are artisans displaying crafts in the barn. There is also an old log cabin on the... More

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