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Draper Museum of Natural History

720 Sheridan Avenue, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY 82414
307-587-4771
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Cody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this museum features highly interactive exhibits that highlight geology, wildlife and human presence in... more » Owner description: Part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this museum features highly interactive exhibits that highlight geology, wildlife and human presence in the Great Yellowstone region. « less
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Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This starts with a walk through the animals and vegetation to be found above 10,000 feet and moves on down. There are interactive installations, movies, all kinds of things to interest people of all ages.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This museum is included in the ticket price of the Bill Cody Center for the West. The only natural history museum we've ever seen that compares to this is the Smithsonian in DC. The attention to local terrain and environment is fascinating. Don't pass this up! Buy your tickets online and save!!

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Riverton, Wyoming
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Living in Wyoming, this museum didn't have much of an impact on me as the rest. If you are from a metropolitan area, or just from an area outside of the west you should spend some time here.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Whatever you wanted to know about the flora and fauna in Montana and Wyoming is right here. Wonderful dioramas and lots to touch and explore. Highly recommended! Smithsonian quality.

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Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As a member of the museum, it is always refreshing to take a walk back in time to see how the west began. Good place for kids to learn.

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It is a wonderful place to start before going into Yellowstone. The museum helps one understand the different regions at each altitude so you know what animals to look for. Great for children...fun with an animal passport program. Very informative and educational. Love going here.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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211 reviews 211 reviews
83 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Set up to take you down layers from mountain top to ground, this museum showcases many different creatures and takes its time with each to properly give a respect and understanding of nature's forces and world. Really good place to take children 9+ to learn about forests and creatures.

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Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This museum is inside the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and is integrated into it very well. You get a two day admission for the price of one and you should take advantage of it because this whole complex is so big!

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White Salmon, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

So informative. I read everything. It was great to have checked it out before heading into Yellowstone to understand the animals and history of the park better.

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Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Honestly, I have said it in most of my reviews, that I am an extreme history buff and travel the USA seeing historical places. This place was among the best I've seen, and that includes my favorite historical place on earth, Gettysburg! There are no words I can write that will do this place justice, it was that incredible. Well... More

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