Journeys of Discovery: Exploring the realm of Buffalo Bill in North Platte, Nebraska

Sep 9, 2020

Travel Correspondent, Tom Wilmer reports from the Heartland of America, where he explores cool things to do and see in Nebraska with Lisa Burke, Executive Director of Visit North Platte Nebraska.

This show was originally broadcast January 7. 2015 and is reposted as a “best-of-the-best” podcast in celebration of Journeys of Discovery’s 30th anniversary producing on-air and digital media podcasts featured on KCBX and NPR One.

Park Superintendent, Jason Tonsfelt shares insights about Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. David Fudge, NEBRSAKAland Days’ Executive Director shares a taste of the annual event that includes live music big-stage performances, and the legendary Buffalo Bill Rodeo, proclaimed as America’s oldest rodeo.

North Platte’s Fort Cody Trading Post is the state’s largest souvenir store, and it’s one of America’s last fee-standing, family-owned roadside attractions. Fort Cody owner, Chuck Henline, reminisces about his multi-generation family business where a one-headed calf, play tomahawks and kitschy gifts are popular items with the kids.   

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