Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park – North Platte, Nebraska

Buffalo Bill Ranch HouseBuffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park – North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte was home of the man who made the Wild West world-renowned. No one figure personifies the frontier spirit better than William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the West’s most colorful showman, army scout and buffalo hunter.

Cody’s elegant Victorian house, built in 1886, and huge barn wit on 25 acres of what was originally a 4,000-acre spread that Cody called Scout’s Rest Ranch.

The barn, built in 1886, now features Wild West Show memorabilia, original posters, and a movie made of film clips taken at the time the show was touring throughout the United States and Europe.

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road, North Platte


Attractions: Camping Facilities & Crane Viewing

Season/Hours of Operation
March 24 – Memorial Day
Mon-Fri, 10AM – 4PM
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Every Day, 9AM – 5PM
Labor Day – October 24
Mon-Fri, 10AM – 4PM

State Park Permit required for all vehicles ($2.50 daily permits available at House and Barn)


  1. Jerrie Nix says:

    We were planning on being in North Platte with our grandkids March 16-18 am I understanding right that we will not be able to go to the Buffulo Bill park at that time?

  2. Our brother Harold is on his way to visit Wild Bill’s Ranch. Harold served our Country in the Army and he also loves trains. Looks like its a exciting and interesting place to visit. Thank you for your time. Dena