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Buffalo Bill Museum, Le Claire

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The museum houses Buffalo Bill memorabilia, the wood-hulled steamboat "Lone Star" (the last working one of its kind on the Mississippi River; listed on the National Historic Register), riverboat pilot exhibits, Sauk and Fox tribe artifacts, and displays of pioneer life from the region. It also featues exhibits on two "famous sons" - - James Eads, the world famous engineer of the Eads Bridge in St.Louis, MO; and James Ryan, the inventor of the Flight Data Recorder or the "black box."
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  • Great museum absolutely packed with information and articles from the times of Buffalo Bill. Multiple video presentations telling the story behind the man. Inside a huge glass enclosure they have... 
    Great museum absolutely packed with information and articles from the times of Buffalo Bill. Multiple video presentations telling the story behind the man. Inside a huge glass enclosure they have...  more »
  • Museum that has facts about Buffalo Bill and others from the area along with riverboat info and a paddlewheel riverboat. Interesting history. 
    Museum that has facts about Buffalo Bill and others from the area along with riverboat info and a paddlewheel riverboat. Interesting history.  more »
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  • Ran into a man at a little food shop down the road and was talking to him about attractions in the area. He recommended this place and we told him that we would probably go check it out after lunch and we did. We pull up and there he is, walking us in telling us that he is the current president on the board of this museum. We go in and he pays for my family of 5 admittance. We took the tour, my kids did the scavenger hunt and the whole experience was Great! A lot of information and very cool exhibits in this place. The boat was very neat. My whole family enjoyed it. Thank you for a wonderful experience👍 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • A gem on the river. It has excellent staff and a welcoming atmosphere. They were very helpful and told wonderful stories about the history of the region.

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