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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
+1 307-587-4771
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A fine complex with several museums

There are several museums in this complex ranging from one focusing on Buffalo Bill to one on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rpillai494
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San Marcos, California
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A visit here should be a mandatory requirement to visit Cody WY

One of the best museums in the Country. A tribute to life in the Western area of this great Country... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rfdorse
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New Bern, North Carolina, USA
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Hours: Mar 1 – Apr 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily May 1 – Sep 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Sep 16 – Oct 31: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Nov 1 – 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Dec 1 – Feb 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience-history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone-into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for four years running.
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“two days” (316 reviews)
“natural history” (256 reviews)
“buffalo bill” (1,009 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are several museums in this complex ranging from one focusing on Buffalo Bill to one on firearms of the West to another on the Native peoples of the area and yet another on paintings and sculptures with Western themes. It is the high point...More

Thank rpillai494
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best museums in the Country. A tribute to life in the Western area of this great Country of ours.

Thank rfdorse
Reviewed yesterday

First, allow two days. There are a good number of guided tours within and you cannot do it all cause they overlap. We are easterners and never had this amount of exposure to the factual history of the West. It is huge (seven acres under...More

Thank cantbackup
Reviewed yesterday

We only had three hours to look and you will need two days to see it all. Gun fans will be in heaven and the information, displays, art/sculptures and outdoor replicas are wonderful. We will one day be back to spend more time there.

Thank Jan Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must do if you are in Cody. We have spent two days here for the last two summers. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Two days included in admission. My boys have spent four days in the firearms museum and could...More

Thank akfamtrav
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is divided into 5 distinct pods, each being very interesting in their own right. It is an extensive tribute to the old west, Buffalo Bill, native Americans and western art. The ticket is actually good for two days and, if you are a...More

Thank jeanb1876
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is divided into several distinct areas, each of which has a central theme. The firearms part of the museum is so extensive that my brother and I spent about eight hour in it and really only saw about one third of it's content....More

Thank Daniel H
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Daniel: Thanks so much for your kind review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Center. Hope the rest of your travels were great, too!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Calling this a museum would be an understatement. With five different areas to explore, this is really a fascinating representation of life out west that is rich in history, and wildlife, and fine art. The natural history area is a must BEFORE venturing into Yellowstone....More

Thank mike m
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Mike: We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! We truly appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had heard about this museum (actually 5 museums in one) and made a long (very long) weekend trip from Eastern Washington to Cody, WY. A 12-hour drive if you take full advantage of Montana's 80 mph speed limits. Well, it was so worth it!...More

Thank Dave23700
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope you had safe travels home!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the 3rd time we have visited Cody and this is always on the list of to do. Our grandkids (boy 23, girl 19) enjoyed as well. We had to wait for our Grandson in the snack area as he was reading everything. We...More

Thank 416vickies
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D1539OBjanets
29 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
At this time, we only allow service animals. Hopefully this helps!
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Emkayoo
8 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
The Center of the West actually has many events and shows daily! Is there is specific show or attraction you were hoping to see?
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guillermoferreira49
4 May 2017|
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Response from joclyn2017 | Reviewed this property |
Minimal at the center. We liked pat OHaras on the street on the way to the Center. About half mile from the center
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