Museums

Museums

Come to Buffalo Bill’s hometown and explore the history of America through a variety of interactive museums and exhibits located throughout the community. North Platte is especially attractive for fans of the railroad and old west, but there’s more waiting for anyone willing to dig a little deeper.

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

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... View On Map

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Cody Park Railroad Museum

North Platte is a fantastic destination for people who love trains and the railroad. The Cody Park Railroad Museum is one of the reasons why. This hands-on museum gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval for having the only Challenger 3900 series steam locomotive on public display in the world. Number 3977 is not only on display, you can actually climb... View On Map

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Fort Cody Trading Post

Over the years roadside souvenir stands have been given a bad name, well this is one shop that’s worth the trip. It’s not just any souvenir shop, inside you’ll find a museum, a two-headed calf and a plethora of off the wall goodies to commemorate your trip. When it comes to Western souvenirs, Fort Cody Trading Post has everything, from... View On Map

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Golden Spike Tower

Anyone who’s ever loved the railroad or been interested in trains will instantly understand why the Golden Spike Tower gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval. The tower offers the best view in the world of the world’s largest rail yard, the Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, where every day approximately 10,000 railcars are sorted and sent on to their next destination.... View On Map

Lincoln County Historical Museum

One trip to the Lincoln County Historical Museum and you’ll see why it gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval. The museum contains a mix of old west, early pioneer, agricultural, and WWII history that makes it an intriguing mix for any history buff. Early pioneer history is preserved in the Western Heritage Village which is home to restored buildings dating... View On Map

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Stones and Bones Gallery and Emporium

Stones and Bones is a unique gallery tucked into the small town of Hershey, Nebraska. The gallery features Native American artifacts western art and wildlife pieces. Visitors and history lovers won’t want to miss their exceptional private collection of Native American Stone Age artifacts that have been collected from across Western Nebraska. Stones and Bones offer special tours for groups... View On Map

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