Buffalo Bill Ranch

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Scout's Rest Ranch
Scouts Rest NE.JPG
Buffalo Bill Ranch is located in Nebraska
Buffalo Bill Ranch
Nearest city North Platte, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°9′48″N 100°47′42″W / 41.16333°N 100.79500°W / 41.16333; -100.79500Coordinates: 41°9′48″N 100°47′42″W / 41.16333°N 100.79500°W / 41.16333; -100.79500
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Built 1886
Architect Walsh, Patrick
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
NRHP Reference # 78001705[1]
Added to NRHP January 30, 1978

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, also known as Scout's Rest Ranch, is a living history state park located west of North Platte, Nebraska.

The property includes a home owned by Buffalo Bill, as well as many other historical exhibits. The park can be found along U.S. Route 30 two miles west of North Platte.

It includes a Second Empire–style mansion built in 1886. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

Flood of 2011[edit]

During flooding on the Platte River in the summer of 2011, the site was closed, exhibits moved and berms were built around the buildings. The flooding came close to the compound but was not as severe as expected.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Heather (July 13, 2011). "Cody ranch plans August reopening". Omaha.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 

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