Buffalo Bill Museum and Lone Star Steamer
William F. Cody, or “Buffalo Bill,” was born and raised in LeClaire, IA. An early career as a frontiersman and US Army Scout lead him to a flourishing late calling into showmanship with popular tours all throughout the United States and Europe. A paddlewheel, captain’s quarters, and a picturesque giant steering wheel mark some of the famous features of yesteryear’s steam-powered boats. And only LeClaire, IA holds the key to the nation’s single remaining wood-hulled steamboat built in the traditional “western rivers” style.