History & Heritage Tour

From Buffalo Bill to the North Platte WWII Canteen, the rich history of North Platte can be experienced with this Heritage Tour!

Keep your group busy by diving into the rich history and heritage of North Platte!

*Note Group Tour itineraries are only available for groups of 15 or more. These itineraries are not available for individuals.

buffalo bill standing outside a house

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

The legacy of the life and times of William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park. Cody’s elegant Second Empire house, built in 1886, and a huge barn sit on the 25 acres of what was originally a 4,000-acre spread that Cody called Scout’s Rest Ranch.

1 hour - North Platte, Nebraska

Buffalo Bill at Lincoln County Historical Museum

Lincoln County Historical Museum

The Lincoln County Historical Museum features the official North Platte World War II Canteen exhibit, which tells the story of local volunteers who served more than six million service men and women throughout World War II.  

*Upgrade this tour to the WWII Canteen experience and have a Canteen Style meal serviced while enjoying a presentation of the WWII Canteen.

1 hour - North Platte, Nebraska

Buffalo Bill at Fort Cody

Fort Cody Trading Post

Wild West Museum, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in miniature and great shopping in America’s kitschiest roadside attraction!

45 minutes - North Platte, Nebraska

NebraskaLand Days Buffalo Bill Rodeo


The official celebration of the state of Nebraska and our western heritage. Bring your group for 4-nights of award winning PRCA rodeo and experience a true taste of the wild west.

3 hours - North Platte, Nebraska

20th Century Veterans Memorial

20th Century Veterans Memorial

The five major branches of the armed forces and the five major conflicts of the 20th century are memorialized by larger-than-life bronze statues and a fifteen-foot-tall brick bas-relief mural.

45 minutes - North Platte, Nebraska

Copy of Law Enforcement Memorial

Law Enforcement Memorial

The newest memorial celebrates the life of Nebraska Law Enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

20 minutes - North Platte, Nebraska

Cody Park Buffalo Bill Statue

Cody Park Wild West Memorial

At the entrance to Cody Park, you’ll find the Wild West Memorial. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the larger than life sized bronze statue of Buffalo Bill donated to the city of North Platte by the citizens of Great Britain. Surrounding the gazebo housing the statue are the flags of the states and foreign countries in which Cody performed with his Wild West Show.

20 minutes - North Platte, Nebraska

Ft McPherson Cemetery

Fort McPherson National Cemetery

Nebraska’s oldest National Cemetery, Fort McPherson is the final resting place of veterans of the Spanish American War, Indian Wars, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War and Iraq. Four Medal of Honor recipients rest here, three of whom served during the Indian Wars and one who served in Vietnam.

1 hour - Maxwell, Nebraska

Maxwell Vets Memorial

Maxwell’s Veterans Memorial

Small town memorial doesn’t mean any less meaningful. This newly constructed memorial is another location to pay tribute to those who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.

30 minutes - Maxwell, Nebraska

Mystery Tour

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Train Tour

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Wild West Experience

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