The Buffalo Bill Museum was established in 1957 so over the years our collection has grown significantly. Learn about the Lone Star Steamer, riverboat pilots, the Sauk & Fox Indian tribes, life on the Mississippi River, "Buffalo Bill" Cody and the "Green Tree Hotel". Visit our displays on the Civic War, Iron Eyes Cody Tepee donated by the "American Pickers", our 1939 Chris Craft Utility Boat, a woman's fashion room from the early 1900's, a complete office of Professor James Ryan the inventor of the first flight recorder and the seat belt, a music section featuring our local musician Cecil Fletcher, and much more about the regional history of the upper Mississippi River.
Official Great River Road Interpretive Center
The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Learn more >