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Draper Natural History Museum

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Address: 720 Sheridan Avenue, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY 82414
Phone Number: 307-587-4771
Description: Part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this museum features highly...
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.
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Fun and Informational!

Our favorite part of the museum. Always something new to discover. The kids love getting the embossed stamps on their booklet, and we all love the Yellowstone National Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
Michelle C
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite part of the museum. Always something new to discover. The kids love getting the embossed stamps on their booklet, and we all love the Yellowstone National Park connection. So worth going...we LOVE IT!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This museum is part of the Buffalo Bill Center. The displays are very well done and they do a nice job of explaining the area's natural development. Not a huge amount of interactive displays, but the ones they have serve as good teaching tools. Great museum for the kids.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I thought that the way this is laid-out was excellent. Basing the flow of the museum on the elevation of the surrounding land, starting "up top" and working your way down, was an inventive way of explaining life in the Wyoming northwest.

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Salt Lake City
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Plenty of fun stuff for all ages about all different types of animals, their habitat and the broad natural history of the region. These tie in nicely with a trip to Yellowstone before or after Cody. TEACHERS NOTE: They seem to have a regular program where one of their docents and an assistant will go through the museum with an... More 

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Gatesville, TX
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267 reviews 267 reviews
134 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Draper Museum of Natural History is worth some visiting time when you are at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, especially since your ticket includes this museum. We found the upward spiral exhibit arrangement to be unique (we started from the basement and worked our way up). I liked the exhibits to be well executed and had enough... More 

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Wyoming
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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