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Address: 720 Sheridan Avenue, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY 82414
Phone Number: 307-587-4771
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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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One of six museums under one roof: the buffalo bill center of the west, this is the newest and is state of the art! After "wild western" heritage, nature and geology is what most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of six museums under one roof: the buffalo bill center of the west, this is the newest and is state of the art! After "wild western" heritage, nature and geology is what most come to Wyoming for. A half day here will enrich a persons Yellowstone or national forest experience and expectations. A chance to feel bones, furs, rocks... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well laid out with a good mix of hands on and off displays. The kids loved being able to stamp their passport in each of the regions. The "underground" burrow and roots display was a favorite as was the buffalo jump statue.

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Ennis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Well worth the time to see. It brings the wildlife up close and personal. So much to see and learn. It will take a couple of hours and there is a stamp booklet for the kids

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Thank Tanya E
Gardnerville, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers something for everyone. My husband was thrilled to see the gun collections. I was interested in the "untold" history of the west. The Native American history and interaction with the settlers of the West was enlightening. We spent 6 hours in the museums. Would have liked more food options in the morning,... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I could spend a week in this place. If you like natural history or if you're headed to Yellowstone, this place is something worth checking out. It's has a vast amount of pieces that are informative and beautiful and amazing. I learned a lot about natural history in general but also about the natural history of Yellowstone and the surrounding... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Draper Museum is almost a tribute to taxidermy, but it does feature great information about the local wildlife, including information about poaching. The most interesting thing to me was the Raptor Experience. One can meet rehabilitated raptors (birds of prey) and spend time learning about them and photographing them.

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Thank Cynthia L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We live not far from Cody, WY and have been to the "Museum" several times over the past 50 years. However, we had not yet been to the Draper Natural History Museum portion even though it opened more than 10 years ago. It was a mistake to have waited so long to go. The Draper is a wonderful place to... More 

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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This museum is a real eye-opener, it is well laid out and has excellent exhibits and several diorama's that are very realistic, the stories that are told are a treasure trove of Indian life on the plains, and there plight was a bit disturbing to listen to, that for me was the eye opening experience

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Thank James G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great few hours spend with kids, lots of interactive displays to keep everyone interested, great variety on display to learn about the area and its history.

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Thank anoshnea
Salt Lake, Utah
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107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The is a remarkable place. It is good for kids of all ages and I am definately include the Adult variety. It is such a good representation of the area wildlife and geology. It is a beautifully done and educational place.

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