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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Address: 2921 Scout's Rest Ranch Road, North Platte, NE
Phone Number: 308-535-8035
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Type: State Parks, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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688 reviews 688 reviews
300 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Oklahoma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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94 helpful votes 94 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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133 reviews 133 reviews
91 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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