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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.

OPEN DAILY
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

Features

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

West Lake park Gate #1 Lakeview Shelter @ 6:00pm

Come join the Friends of the Wapsi Center to learn about current happenings and volunteer opportunities. A main dish will be provided, please bring a side dish to share. Please call if you are interested in attending.

The splash pad at Scott County Park Pool.

The Scott County Park Pool, West Lake Beach and Boathouse are scheduled to be open daily for the season on Saturday, June 8th.

The Pool will not be open June 3rd through the 7th.

The Beach and Boathouse are open 4:00pm-8:00pm through Friday, June 7th.

Season passes are available for purchase and can be used at both the pool and the beach. We hope to be included in your summer plans!

photo of golf course
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes 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 this link for more fun events!  http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/special-events

flyer with program info and dates
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join Wapsi Center staff for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with IADNR regulations. Reminder - this program is determined by weather and site conditions, weight capacity loads are 250-300 lbs./solo and 425-475 lbs./ tandem. Dress appropriately and bring water.

You must call to register for a seat 563-328-3286

Flyer with program information
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

Come out to the Wapsi to dispel the myths and legends of bats! We will have several opportunities and events throughout the evening on June 29th. Registration is Required.

Activities:

5 - 5:45p - Learn about native bats, including basic biology and habitat

5:45 - 6:30p - Campfire-style dinner* with hotdogs and s'mores provided by Friends of the Wapsi.  Please bring your own drinks.

6:30 - 7:30 - Build a Bat House or explore the Eagle View Eco Center. $10 / house. Limited number of kits available MUST pre-register. (Eco Center tour is Free)

8:00p or Dusk - Take a hike* around our campus as the bats are emerging to forage...

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News & Notices

Scott County Conservation Board & Iowa DNR are renovating the West Lake Complex to improve water quality and recreational opportunities Watershed protection from March to November 2019 involves 5 ponds and one bio-swale Liberalized Fishing Regulations 1 April – 15 July 2019 Water drawdown...
Posted: June 18, 2019
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Posted: June 5, 2019
The Scott County Park Pool, West Lake Beach and Boathouse are scheduled to be open daily for the season on Saturday, June 8th. The Pool will not be open June 3rd through the 7th. The Beach and Boathouse are open 4:00pm-8:00pm through Friday, June 7th. Season passes are available for purchase and...
Posted: June 3, 2019