The Last Wooden-Hull Sternwheeler, Iowa’s Lone Star Steamer Is A True Feat Of Engineering

In centuries past, the Mississippi River was filled with wooden steamboats transporting passengers and cargo to their destination. Today, they’ve all been replaced by modern fleets and most of the original ships have been sent to the scrapyard. Most, but not all. In the Buffalo Bill Museum in Le Claire, Iowa – right on the banks of that famous river – one historic boat still stands. Step inside the museum and learn the tale of the Lone Star Steamer, the very last wooden-hull sternwheeler.

Have you visited the Lone Star Steamer at the Buffalo Bill Museum? Let us know all about your visit and your other favorite exhibits in the comments section. If you’re planning a visit to the museum, make sure to visit their website to learn all about their special events and programs.

Address: Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 Front St, Le Claire, IA 52753, USA