Buffalo Bill's Seal of Approval

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

Superintendent’s COVID-19 Statement:

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, in an effort to help control the virus, has decided to cancel all activities, tours, and events at the Buffalo Bill State Historic Park and Recreation Center until June 1.

It’s Buffalo Bill’s ranch, of course it gets his Buffalo of Approval. You don’t have to take his word for it, there’s tons of reasons this State Historic Park is a must-see for visitors.

Originally the 4000 acre Scout’s Rest Ranch, the historic park now consists of 16 acres that contain Buffalo Bill’s home as well as barns, outbuildings, and a variety of other features.

The house is Cody’s 2nd Empire mansion, built in 1886 at a cost of $3,900, that has been restored and filled with period appropriate furnishings as well as a ton of Buffalo Bill memorabilia.

The barn, once used to house horses, now contains a collection of antique carriages that belonged to Bill as well as a variety of memorabilia from the days of his world-famous Wild West Show.

Come to North Platte and see why a man of taste and distinction gives Scout’s Rest Ranch the Buffalo Bill Buffalo of Approval.

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Because of a change in personnel, the hours for the Buffalo Bill Ranch are still uncertain for 2019. Please call (308) 535-8035 before visiting.

Hours: May 1 Open weekends only 10am to 4pm
Memorial Day – Labor Day 10am-5pm daily
Labor Day – Oct 1 10am-4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, closed weekdays

Fee: State Park Permit ($6/daily (for Nebraska licensed vehicles), $8 (non-Nebraska vehicles), $30/annual (Nebraska licensed vehicles) $45 (non-Nebraska vehicles) required for all vehicles and is available for purchase in the house. Admission charged for touring the house, barn and grounds. Admission is: Adults – $2; Children 13 and under – $1; Children 3 and under – FREE. Guided tours (same price) are offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Activities at this Location:

  • Museum