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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 #6 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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Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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193 reviews 193 reviews
76 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Billings, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You walk down a spiral display area and the flora and fauna are for the corresponding elevation. Like walking from a mountaintop to sea level. Then they start the underground, archeology level.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really liked the layout of the whole area. Each area of WY was featured on a different level but with easy access by ramps. The wolf area was very informative as well as the big birds and animals.

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London,
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I review this under the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West but they are actually five museums linked together. All excellent, not to be missed.

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Kerrville, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Go thru each part of the museum & take you time. If you have any questions, there is always someone to ask if you have questions. It is a great museum. 5 in 1 & part of the Smithsonian as well

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