Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898
Cody's Wild West was seen by millions of people in twelve countries during its thirty years of performances, making Buffalo Bill among the world's most famous and recognizable personalities. He died in 1917 and is buried on Lookout Mountain near Denver. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, and Scout's Rest Ranch State Historical Park in North Platte honor this legendary man, who first attracted throngs of people to his Wild West show here in Omaha.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1967.
Location. 41° 17.439′ N, 95° 56.522′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and Pinkney Street, on the right when traveling north on Florence Boulevard. The marker is located in Kountze Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 (a few steps from this marker); Malcolm “X” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Francis Bauman (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Wesley Nichols (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alfred Sorenson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Johan and Sophia Ahmanson (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Davis Brown (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,444 times since then and 18 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week May 14, 2017. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 7, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.