The boyhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody, government Scout and Wild West Showman, is located in the broad valley of the Wapsipinicon River, a short 20 minute drive from I-80. The 1847 farmhouse, entered in the National Registry of Historic Places, was built by Isaac Cody, Buffalo Bill's father, of native limestone and contains walnut floors and trim.
The Homestead has been restored and furnished with items typical of the mid-19th century. Cody Homestead is nestled in scenic hillside overlooking the rich Iowa prairie where buffalo graze on the land surrounding the house. The Cody Homestead is air conditioned.
9 AM - 5 PM
April thru October
Adults $2, 16 and under free.
Located at 28050 230th Ave, at Bluff Road
Scott County, Iowa
Phone: (563) 225-2981
Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for a chance to hunt with an atlatl, a primitive hunting weapon originally used to hunt mastodon and bison. Large target pumpkins and real pumpkins will be set out as targets. Fun for the whole family and outdoor enthusiasts alike!!! Please call to pre-register 563-328-3286.
Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for an educational adventure to learn about mysterious and misunderstood animals. At 5:00 P.M. there will be an open fire for grilling. Please bring your own food items and we will provide the fire and roasting sticks! The hike will begin at 6:00 P.M. with a spooky scavenger hunt afterwards. Please bring a flashlight! Family fun for everyone. Registration is required please call 563-328-8386.
Learn how to use a bow and arrow in this Halloween themed, informative, and fun hands-on class. You’ll learn safety and proper archery techniques according to National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) guidelines. Children must be in the 4th grade and above to participate. Your targets will be Zombies! Please call to pre-register 563-328-3286
Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 10:30am. 2,000 rainbow trout will be released with 200 tagged giving you a chance to win a great prize*! There will also be raffle prizes where any person at the event has a chance of winning a prize. Several sponsors will be available along with DNR staff to answer questions and help you learn about fish, habitats, and identification. Be sure to have your license, trout permit and appropriate gear. Iowa rules and regulations can be found on the Iowa DNR website.
*Prizes for tagged fish, or raffle, will only be available until 2:30pm the day of the release.
Bike and Equestrian Trails are OPEN.
If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.