Date: Friday, January 2, 2009 to Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The Buffalo Bill Museum and River Pilots' Pier 199 N. Front St., LeClaire, is open from 9 a.m.-5 pm. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Although its primary focus is the life of William Cody (1846-1917), who was born near LeClaire, the museum also highlights other famous people from the area, including engineer James Buchanan Eads; James Ryan, inventor of the flight recorder; riverboat pilots; the Sauk and Fox tribes; and pioneers. The 1869 Lone Star Steamer, a National Historic Landmark, is docked next door. Admission is $5; $1 for ages 6-15; free for ages 5 and under. Call (563) 289-5580 or (563) 289-4603, or email for details.