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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
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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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Why Did We Wait So Long To Go?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
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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.

Thank Cynthia L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 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 

Thank klkks
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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

Thank James G
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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.

Thank anoshnea
Salt Lake, Utah
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284 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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.

Thank beachbird123
Norwich, United Kingdom
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434 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a modem museum with quality displays and informative information. We started in the Natural History section, which provided interesting facts about the area, past and present. The Buffalo Bill section chronicled his life with lots of real life personal exhibits. In the gun section, I challenge you to find another place on earth that has more guns in... More 

Thank machinmad
Leesburg, Virginia
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84 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Part of a collection of five museums, this facility puts the natural wild life on display and in context. Displays range from a description of the topology of the area from less than 5,000 feet in elevation to more than 10,000 and what that means to the flora and fauna to bears, rams, wolves and other animals preserved in life... More 

Thank Joe B
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Another awesome museum.Lots to see and do and touch...displays are incredible. People of all age can enjoy learning about all the animals...

Thank Kara F
Grand Junction, Colorado
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This an awesome kid friendly museum- making learning fun! Great displays of the earth in a way all will learn!

Thank April A
Ocala, Florida
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Thuis museum, which is one of five in the Buffalo museum complext is out of this world. The stuffed animals disspayed in their nastura enviroment was a work of art.

Thank Robert W

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