DescriptionTwo villages and a hamlet were incorporated under the name Le Claire in honor of Antoine Le Claire, pioneer benefactor of the county and founder of Davenport. Le Claire was the 1846 birthplace and boyhood home of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, whose father was a pioneer settler. In August the town battles Port Byron, Ill., in the Tug Fest, an annual tug-of-war competition across the Mississippi River. Fans of “American Pickers” also descend on Antique Archaeology (115 Davenport St.) to shop where the stars of the History television series do business; phone (563) 265-3939.
Visitor InfoLe Claire Information Center 122 N. Cody Rd. LE CLAIRE, IA 52753. Phone:(563)289-4242
Things to SeeBuffalo Bill Museum and River Pilots' Pier