Cody Park and Railroad Museum
1400 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101
William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody is memorialized at Cody Park in North Platte. In 1998, a British sculptor donated a life-size bronze statue of Buffalo Bill, whose show was a big hit in Queen Victoria’s time. As the centerpiece of the park’s Wild West Memorial, the statue is surrounded by the flags of every state and nation the Wild West show visited. At the park’s Railroad Museum, Union Pacific Railroad displays two of its largest locomotives (one steam, one diesel) and houses a railroad museum in the accompanying cars and restored depot. The park also has a swimming pool and amusement rides for children, including an antique carousel and Ferris wheel. A concession stand adds treats to the memories made here. Ducks, geese and swans are commonly seen here on the lake. There is an admission for rides; other attractions are free.