Scout’s Rest Ranch

“Scout’s Rest” was the home of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the premier showman whose Wild West shows embodied the legend of the American West. Located near North Platte, ranch buildings include the 1886 French Second Empire house, a one-and-one-half-story frame dwelling that features a prominent tower; the late 1880s barn; a cob house; icehouse; and a wine cellar. 250 acres of the original four-thousand-acre ranch have been preserved as Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreation Area by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.