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Draper Natural History Museum

720 Sheridan Avenue, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 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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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
134 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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83 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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