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Was not open but still worth the visit

The grounds are beautiful and worth a look. Unfortunately the house was to open but you could get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cromwell, New Zealand
Photo op

Very nice historical site. House is beautiful and barn is also very nice. Perfect place for photo... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
New Port Richey, Florida
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2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd, North Platte, NE 69101-8444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds are beautiful and worth a look. Unfortunately the house was to open but you could get a good idea and it was lovely to see the exterior. Well worth the stop so did not regret it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 415elfriedem
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We drove out to the ranch from our RV site in North Platte, Nebraska. It was closed (May 10, 2018), which was unusual, because it was a Thursday. We walked around the grounds and looked in the windows of his house, and then observed the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We reviewed many places to visit in North Platte, including this one. Everything we read indicated times open. NOTHING was open! We even followed the instructions to go to the barn area, no one there. We, and another couple, were disappointed we couldn’t go see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nurse D
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The house was unbelievable and the displays inside it A must to see and the size of it. But wait till you walk the grounds and see the other buildings and the barn.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dales5187
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The entrance price was reasonable.We were able to visit the whole house, the garden and the barn. This is where Buffalo Bill lived. We saw his guns. Buffalo Bill designed his own wallpaper. As it is hot in North Platte, the shades went down 50%....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Very nice historical site. House is beautiful and barn is also very nice. Perfect place for photo opportunities and tons of Buffalo Bill history across from the rodeo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnneS589
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The house was amazing for that time in history. You do the tour on your own so you can spend as much time as you want. The grounds are beautiful and well kept.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I was so looking forward to visiting the ranch house. I drove up to Scouts Rest and was suitably confused by the requirement to buy a parking permit before accessing the house (for another fee). I don’t know why there is such confusion about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BigMerk
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a nice place to learn the history of Buffalo Bill. There is lots of parking, and nicely kept grounds. You tour the house, barn, and out buildings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glen S
Reviewed August 19, 2018

In his day, Buffalo Bill Cody was an army scout, hunter of buffalo, pony express rider, rancher, and entertainer and producer of his Wild West show. When he retired from all of that, he built Scout’s Rest. My husband and I have stopped for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from blueman66 | Reviewed this property |
its a small parking lot but i think that would fit, i also think there might be a parking lot close by
September 14, 2017|
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Response from NJM68462 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you do. $6.00 a day for NE residents, $8.00 a day for non residents. Your National Park Pass is for National Parks, not state parks.
August 10, 2015|
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Response from Linda G |
Evidently it is closed in the "off season" which may begin in October. It was closed 10/21/18 but I couldn't get to the website to check the schedule