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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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This is one of 3 museums that go with one ticket.

If you love history of the old west, go to this one, then go to the gun museum next door and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
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San Diego, California
Awesome Place

We stayed and Cody overnight heading back to Denver from our trip to Tetons and Yellowstone. While... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia S
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Denver, Colorado
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history of the old west, go to this one, then go to the gun museum next door and the Indian one too

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed and Cody overnight heading back to Denver from our trip to Tetons and Yellowstone. While we were VERY disappointed with our hotel choices and Cody, this "museum" is worth the time. You could easily spend 3+ hours there. We recommend!

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see before you go to Yellowstone NP. 5 different museums, plan on half a day. First, Buffalo Bill and his marketing of the West, impact on the world and the founding of Cody, WY. A western art museum has some phenomenal...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Buffalo Bill Center. I was traveling with a friend from the east coast and thought it would be a great introduction to the old west of Buffalo Bill's times and for her to learn about the Greater Yellowstone...More

Thank TravelingBear47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is incredible! Do not just drive past this place. You could spend two days scouring through the alluring exhibits of a bygone era.

Thank Samuel-Tracy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A refreshingly good and fascinating set of exhibits mainly regarding Buffalo Bill Cody but with other interesting things to see.

Thank chmeee5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what you like, there’s a museum here for you- 5 under one roof. We spent nearly 6 hours just in 3 of them. Loved the Draper Natural History museum the best with its amazing stuffed animal exhibits and its strong focus on education...More

Thank Emkate88
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Huge place. Not enough time to see it all. Great exhibits. Interesting to everyone in the family. Free today for Veterans!

Thank christmaskit
Reviewed 10 November 2017

When visiting Cody this has to be at the top of the list We only spent one day there but it could easily fill 2 full days The collection of firearms is amazing

Thank andrew_pettigrew
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were blown away by this museum. It has 5 separate sections - it took us three half-day visits to see it all. It was well worth the time and price. We learned so much about western and indian cluture, saw excellent western art, and...More

Thank CaryTravler
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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 Tom K | Reviewed this property |
The food is better than you'd expect. The stamp allows you to go to nearby restaurants and return, but for a quick and convenient lunch or snack while at the museum, it really is decent food.
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