“Home of Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody”
Part of Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, this state recreation area offers camping pads with electricity, primitive sites and a group picnic shelter. Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area is located next door to the Historical Park, which makes it easy to tour the ranch house and barn that Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody built for his home in North Platte during the heyday of his famous Wild West Show. Cody owned some 4,000 acres here, which were appropriately named Scout's Rest Ranch. The park encompasses 25 acres of the original ranch, including the house and barn.
Looks like a cute place if you love the stories of the old west. Be aware though, it's only open from May 1 through September.
This is a great park! We enjoyed the chance to see the home, barn and outbuildings which are original and in great condition. This is a bit off the freeway but worth the 10 minute diversion.
Nice little park to camp at for the night. The road to get there to the campground is gravel and really rutted. The tours of the main house were done for the night when we got there. We would stay there again and do the tour.
I really loved visiting this ranch! It wasn't even that far off the highway, so it was quite an easy stop.
We stopped on a roadtrip, so had forgotten the time change. Got here at what we thought was 15:50, turned out to be 16:50 and we only had 10 minutes before they closed! Staff was cool and let us go through the house, regardless of the time (we were still limited to 10 minutes... when they close they close). We were quick, and saw everything inside. They then let us wonder around on the property. The house is super cool, and filled with classic furniture and loads of information. There is also a documentary room that we were unable to check out due to time constraints.
The coolest part, though, I think we missed. There is apparently a Buffalo out back in the stables. We were heading that way to go see her when we saw the groundskeeper locking it up. We missed out, but you don't have to! It really is a cool house and nice property; if you are in to the wild west, you have to go see this place.
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