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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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Lexington, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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Oklahoma
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Grand Island. We went in through the front door and paid our State Park admission (I don't remember how much) which got us into other state parks for at least the next 24 hours. The house is self guided and is decorated with original furnishings. It is just amazing. Outside, there are several... More

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We made an unexpected stop at Buffalo Bills Ranch in NE. Tour is a reasonable price and self guided.. Home and surrounding grounds are beautiful. Glad we stopped.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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105 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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
89 helpful votes 89 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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