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Buffalo Bill Cody - Historic Sites in Scott County, Iowa

Buffalo Bill Cody - Historic Sites in Scott County, Iowa

Discover the life of Buffalo Bill Cody in Scott County! See wonderful antiques and relics from the past and imagine life in the 1800's. Come and enjoy an afternoon visiting each history-filled site!


Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead
Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

Bluff Road, LeClaire, Iowa
(563) 225-2981

See the home built by Isaac Cody in 1847. The house is made of native limestone and has walnut floors and trim. It is decorated with typical mid-19th century items. Buffalo, burros and long horn cattle still graze the land around the homestead.

Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April through October.

Admission: Adults $2, 16 and under free.


Picture of Walnut Grove Pioneer Village.
Walnut Grove Pioneer Village

Located on the north side of Scott County Park
(563) 328-3283

Fourteen historic buildings brought together for your enjoyment, this village is a typical 1900's Scott County settlement. Historically significant buildings from sites in Scott County dot the three-acre area. Visit the Ehlers Blacksmith Shop, which remains on its original site and still contains its original tools and bellows. Or see the Butler Township Schoolhouse with slate blackboards and old geography maps. Tour all the buildings and relive the Pioneer Days!

Open daily 8:00 a.m. to dusk, April through October.

Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Kids, Under 5 Free. Fee charged for events and tours.


Buffalo Bill Cody Birthplace
Located just outside of LeClaire, Iowa on Territorial Road

Site of the birthplace of William Frederick Cody, son of Isaac and Mary Cody. The cabin is gone and the land at the site is owned by a local farmer.

Look for the plaque marking the original site of Buffalo Bill's childhood home in the 100 block on the west side of North Cody Road.


Buffalo Bill Cody Museum
199 N. Front St.
LeClaire, Iowa 52753

(563) 289-5580

This museum sits along the banks of the Mississippi River where Buffalo Bill Cody must have played and swam as a child living in LeClaire. It holds many treasures from Buffalo Bill's era, in addition to an area devoted solely to Buffalo Bill Cody artifacts. See an authentic painting of Buffalo Bill and his horse, the deed from the sale of Isaac Cody's land in Scott County and much more.

http://www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com/


Long Grove Church Graveyard
First and Oak Streets, Long Grove, Iowa

The grave site of Samuel Cody, Buffalo Bill Cody's older brother, is located in the historic Long Grove Church Graveyard. While living in rural Scott County, Samuel was thrown from a horse and killed.

News & Notices

Experience the sounds of the season, in search of the frogs and toads which inhabit the Wapsi River Center. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then on on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear...
Posted: April 23, 2018
Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia 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...
Posted: April 21, 2018
Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Bloodroot, Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, and Jacob's Ladder are just some of the flowers to be found! Please call to Register for this program - 563-328-3286
Posted: April 21, 2018