Buffalo Bill Musuem & River Pilots' Pier

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. 

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Latitude: 41.597576 Longitude: -90.343198 Elevation: 582 ft
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Beth Peters

Seasons Open

Year round

Hours Open

9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday noon to 5 pm. Winter we close early at 4 pm


$5.00 Adults, $4.00 Senior over 65, Youth $1.00 6 to 16 yrs old, Children 6 yrs & under Free

Eco-Friendly Notes

The museum is located on the banks of the Mississippi River.  In 2008, the River Pilots' Pier building was awarded the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.

Accessibility Notes

We are handicapped assessable except the interior of the Lone Star Steamer.

Pet Friendly Notes

We allow small handheld dogs.

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