While traveling we love trying to through some sort of History in for our kids. For those who are just recently following. Our family does Civil War reenacting and the hubby used to do WWII reenacting. We haven’t had a chance to get out much though with his new job. So when we travel- we try visiting historical places.
While on our trip to North Platte we stopped at the Buffalo Bill State Rec Area. There you can not only camp, or hook up your RV and take a stroll along the Platte River. But you can tour one of the stopping places of Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show. Here he owned 4000 acres and called this home of his Scouts Rest Ranch. The park and house site sits on 25 acres of the original 4000 acre plot.
Walking through the house I was honestly just in awe of the wood work and how grand it looked. It was absolutely beautiful. Through out the house they have little displays that talk about Buffalo Bill, how he got his name, what all he did for the area and his show. This is a self guided tour so it was fun to be able to go at our own pace. We then went out side and toured some of the outbuildings like the ice house and his cabin. The outside of the place was just as beautiful as the inside:
This is truly an amazing and beautiful place. I would love to come back and go camping here one of these weekends. The kids loved the park like setting, my daughter loved the stables of course. Says one day she will have one as big! There are not any words that can describe this place. You just have to experience it for yourself!
~I received a complimentary tour of the house in exchange for promoting the museum. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions!~