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I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Buffalo Bill Cody









One of the prettiest small towns in Iowa is Leclaire. Along the water, quaint shops, very small main part of town. A few houses and B & B's.

I found a wire basket and some older tablecloths in a pleasant shop full of collectables.

We spent a few hours scouring each item in the Buffalo Bill Cody museum and then listened to  hand held tour info while walking through the steamboat.

Down the street from Buffalo Bill's museum is a shop for guys, American Pickers on television sell some of their stuff here. They also have tee shirts and plaques and books they wrote. This place was busier with tourists than the Buffalo Bill museum. Tourists were lined up out front waiting for the American Pickers store to open.

The visit to Leclaire Iowa was interesting and fun and the natural beauty of the town will be a pleasant memory for me for a long time.

9 comments:

Ms. A said...

Hubby loves American Pickers and history, so I'm sure he would love the museum, too.

Brian Miller said...

ha. cool...buffalo bill is a cool character...have never seen pickers,heard of it...is it like hoarders?

DJan said...

Most people don't go to museums, but a shop where you can buy things is a different animal altogether. Glad you had a good time, CiCi. :-)

Jeanie said...

Sounds like a fun and relaxing little town.....well, maybe not so relaxing for those lined up to get into the Pickers store.

Stephen Hayes said...

I enjoy American Pickers and always look forward to what they find. I try doing this from time to time but I've yet to find "rusty gold."

Rock Chef said...

My wife loves watching American Pickers, she would have loved to see the shop!

Hilary said...

It looks like a fun place for a wander with a camera. I'm enjoying these pieces of your country's history.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think I need to add Leclaire to my bucket list :)

Abby said...

I, for one, love scouring those museums. Lots of history! Who knew Iowa was such a nice destination?!