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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

1020 12th Street, Cody, WY 82414
307-587-3344
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Cody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Cody Dug Up Gun Museum1020 12th Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414(307) 587-3344Stroll through history while viewing hundreds of relic guns & other weapons... more » Owner description: Cody Dug Up Gun Museum1020 12th Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414(307) 587-3344Stroll through history while viewing hundreds of relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including “America’s War of Independence, The Gold Rush Era, The US Civil War, The Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, The Roaring 20’s and World War II”.The Cody Dug Up Gun Museum is one of Cody, Wyoming’s newest attractions and a great look at history for the whole family.Open to the public in the spring of 2009. The museum is a proud sponsor of the Cody Gunfighter’s Show at the world famous Irma Hotel (just steps away from our museum!).We are members of the Cody Chamber of Commerce and enthusiastic supporters of Cody’s historical attractions.Open 9:am – 9:pm – 7 days a weekfrom May through September « less
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Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you love history, it wont matter if you love guns or not, you'll be fascinated by this unique museum. Who digs up guns, and displays them "as is"?! The couple that owns this museum does, and they also include text describing where the gun was found and some history lesson. The guns are displayed according to the time period... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

no matter how artfully displayed in the dirt in the cases, it's still just a lot of rusty old bits and pieces of firearms. you'd have to be very excited about the history of these firearms to be interested in the collection. I'd had many trips to Cody and always missed when these folk were open, so I was looking... More

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CANOGA PARK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The museum was only one room, but had a very nicely laid out display of old, rusted firearms with descriptions of their vintage and use.

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Larsen, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They have about 1,000 personally owned dug up firearms. The displays were done amazing and looked so professional. The establishment is personally owned. The owner that I had met was very kind and nice and educational. She also seemed to have quite a bit of knowledge of her husband private collection. I must say we enjoyed this much more than... More

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Cody, Wyoming
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They had a wide variety of guns there. In many cases they told where the guns were found. Some were found with bullets in the chamber. Interesting to think about the stories that might be behind them.

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Pincher Creek
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited Sept 5, 2014. Just happened to wonder down a side street and stumbled onto this wonderful Museum. Have to say this is one of the most interesting, well laid out Gun Museums depicting the hystory of the Wild West, Civil War and right up to WWll. The owners, Hans and Eva are both very friendly and knowledgable, answering all... More

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Regina, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Cody Dug Up Gun Museum is a highly impressive collection not only of old firearms, but of history itself. Every gun had a story and a journey behind it. It was amazing to see a Colt Peacemaker revolver that had been found half cocked with bullets still in the chamber. One could only guess what had happened to its... More

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum is unique as it shows specimens of historical firearms that were dug up and were not restored to their original condition. Many of the guns are very rare. The guy operating the museum is very friendly and his knowledge of firearms is impressive.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Upstairs, diagonal from the Irma Hotel, this modestly-sized museum has a bit of everything about the old west, and a bit more. The owners were very pleasant, glad to answer any questions, and sincerely interested as it is the owner’s collection. The cases containing the collection are cleverly decorated based on the place/era the items represent and the labeling is... More

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Yucca Valley, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had an enjoyable time going thru cases of relic guns and artifacts. The owner told us several stories on where he found these items. It is an amazing collection of historical USA . A must see! Cheryl and Jon Z.

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