Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

The Cody Homestead

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


people picking up trash in the woods
Saturday, April 20, 2019

9:00am - Noon

Join the Friends of the Wapsi Center and Staff for a celebration of Earth Day.  Our workday will focus on habitat clean-up and sprucing up the facilities for upcoming events. There will be fun for all ages and abilities, bring the whold family and a friend!  Please bring appropriate clothing, work gloves and a water bottle.  Afterwards, enjoy a light lunch provided by the Friends of the Wapsi Center.

Please call to REGISTER  - 563-328-3286

Flyer with event information
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

Attend this workshop to learn more about volunteering opportunities with the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center and the Friends of the Wapsi Center, a non-profit volunteer group that supports conservation education.

  • Get tips on how to become an effective docent
  • Take a Naturalist-lead tour and hike around the Eagle View Eco-Center
  • Learn about year-round outdoor recreation opportunities through Scott County Conservation
  • Plus, learn about our education animals and how to care for them and feed them as part of your duties as a host of the Eco-Center, if you choose to do so! 

Call 563-328-3286 to register your family today!

flyer with registration full note
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

REGISTRATIONS IS NOW FULL Please watch for our fall workshop.  Join Naturalist Becky Baugh to learn about the many wild edible plants in your neck of the woods.  We will focus on identifying plants, foraging basics, and preparing wild edibles.  We will take a hike outdoors to identify and harvest some of the spring wild edibles available during this time.  At the end of the program you will get to sample some wild flavors!

Please call to pre-register - 563-328-3286

photo of golf cart path and golf course
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Come join in the fun, this event features an 8" cup! Four person teams are flighted by number of teams signed up for the event.  Men will play from the blue tees and women play from green tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per person and includes green fee, cart fee, and prizes.  Can't make this date?  Click the link below to see more opportunities to participate in fun special events!


photo of golf course
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes with an 8" cup! in an alternate shot format and scored using a modified stable ford scoring system. The event is flighted by the number of teams signed up each night. Men play from the white tees and women play from the red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per couple and includes green fee, cart fee, prizes and a cookout after play. This is intended to be a fun night and beginners are encouraged to participate.  *Check out the link below for other fun special events!



News & Notices

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Lake of the Hills, Railroad Lake, Lambach Lake and Bluegrass Lake at West Lake Park starting April 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lakes’ water levels are lowered this summer. Anglers with a...
Posted: April 1, 2019
Glynns Creek Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season (weather permitting) Friday, March 22nd at 10:00am. For more information and Tee times, please call.
Posted: March 20, 2019
Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in...
Posted: March 1, 2019