Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

Buffalo Bill 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

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Join Seasonal Naturalist Becky Horton and learn how to use a bow and arrow in this 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 4th grade and above to participate. Please call to pre-register.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn all there is to know about Iowa’s birds of prey and meet LIVE raptor ambassadors. Then, enjoy some lemonade while we paint a themed picture on canvas in a guided, step-by-step experience. $5/canvas. Call to pre-register.

The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults with disabilities in all of its programs.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:45am

Join Naturalist Emily Santiago for a presentation on mammals featuring pelts of native animals found in our watersheds. Headsets are provided to all Channel Cat Talk attendees for each session so you can clearly hear the presentations! Channel Cat Talks are $14.00 per person.

The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa.   Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Tuesday, August 1st by 4:30pm. Please click the attachments below for additional application information.

 

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.21 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:30pm Central Time.

Due to infestations of Emerald Ash Borer, Out-Of-County firewood without proper IDALS labeling is NOT permitted. For more information speak with our park staff or visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html

News & Notices

Group Lesson Dates: Series # 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 For more information and to sign up please call John Valliere PGA Head Golf Professional. (563) 328-3284 http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/lessons
Posted: July 17, 2017
Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular kayaker, 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...
Posted: July 14, 2017
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Tuesday, August 1st by 4:...
Posted: June 30, 2017