Buckskinners Rendezvous


Take a step back in time and get the pioneer spirit during this weekend event situated in the scenic Wildcat Den State Park just outside of Muscatine. 

Enjoy some fresh apple cider and homemade ice cream while listening to old-time mountain music and storytelling or strolling through the antique machinery displays.

Take part in a variety of hands-on crafts and activities including taking a turn at sawing a log and catching a glimpse of what it was like “back in the day” before electricity.

Learn more about the fur-trading era and watch a blacksmith at his craft by visiting the Buckskinners Rendezvous in the upper picnic area.

Tour the Pine Creek Grist Mill, one of the few pre-Civil War mills still standing in the Midwest — and still operational. Walk across the grassy knoll and step inside Melpine School, a one-room schoolhouse circa 1877 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


For event dates and information, please see the website or call the Park office at 563-263-4337.