Ride with the Wild Bunch
at Buffalo Bill State Park in North Platte, NE
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
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This short tour in Western Nebraska features the home of famed showman and scout William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. It recaptures his life and career as a Pony Express rider, Army scout and buffalo hunter-turned-showman. You’ll also visit the Golden Spike Tower where the east and west at the opening of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
Lincoln County Historical Museum
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Day 1 – North Platte, NE
Travel today to North Platte, NE. On arrival, check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 – Golden Spike Tower – Fort Cody Trading Post – Buffalo Bill – Cowboy Cookout
After breakfast, start the day at the Golden Spike Tower offering a bird’s eye view of the World’s Largest Classification Yard (Railroad Term). Take a ride up the elevator to the 7th floor open air observation deck to experience the sights and sounds of the rail yard, or the 8th floor for enclosed viewing.
Next, you visit the Cody Park Railroad Museum. This hands-on museum has the only Challenger 3900 series steam locomotive on public display in the world. Number 3977 is not only on display, you can actually climb up and get the engineer’s view before you walk through a series of old rail cars, including a mail car and a caboose, that are filled with old railroad memorabilia from the time when trains were America’s main mode of transportation. It’s not just the locomotives and rail cars, you’ll also find the old Hershey, NE rail depot that also has historic railroad artifacts inside.
After a break for lunch on own, you enjoy a little shopping time at Grain Bin Antique Town. Here 20 historic granaries have been salvaged and re-purposed and filled with all kinds of treasures.
Next, you visit the largest souvenir shop in Nebraska, the Fort Cody Trading Post. See Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Miniature, with 20,000 hand-carved figures. It is one of the largest single folk art displays in the country! Check out the Old West Exhibit, filled with authentic pieces of historic cowboy gear and Buffalo Bill memorabilia! All of this, plus a wonderful gift shop stocked with jewelry, books, t-shirts, toys, and so much more!
This evening, experience the Wild West with a Ride with the Wild Bunch! Start at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park where you are greeted by reenactors portraying Buffalo Bill and his wife Louisa. They will guide you through the mansion and barn Buffalo Bill called home for 40 years during his Wild West Show. Immerse yourself in the ‘Wild West’ as Buffalo Bill lived each day; with horses, wagon rides, servants, ranch-hands, gun fire, law-and-no-order, and much more.
Buffalo Bill and Louisa will accompany your group on a hayrack ride and regale you with tales of their lives in the Wild West. The hayrack ride continues as you travel to the Lincoln County Historical Museum. You will arrive with plenty of time to explore the old western prairie village and the exhibit that tells the story of the North Platte Canteen. Be on the lookout as you stroll through the Village… you never know when the Giggling Bandits will strike again!
After your time exploring the Lincoln County Historical Museum, your group will be treated to a true pioneer style dinner cooked outdoors in Dutch Ovens, just like a cowboy. (B,D)
Day 3 – Depart – After breakfast, depart for home. (B)