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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

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William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) was an American scout, bison hunter and showman. He built his North Platte home and ranch during the heyday of his famous Wild West Show. Scout’s Rest encompasses 23 acres of the original ranch (including the house and barn) with another 233 acres in the adjacent state recreation area.

Contact:
Jason Tonsfeldt, superintendent
jason.tonsfeldt@nebraska.gov
Ali Abler, collections manager
ngpc.buffalo.bill@nebraska.gov

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd.
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 535-8035

Fees: Adults $2; Children 13 and under $1; Children 3 and under FREE

Student Ratio 1:15 adult to student ratio

Tour Info: Tour groups are limited to 15 students, but can accommodate up to four groups at a time. Average tour time is 60-90 minutes, includes house, grounds and barn.

Capacity/availability: Flexible and open for school groups by special appointment most weekdays.

Hours:
Open weekends last week of April through October
Memorial Day through Labor Day open 7 days a week