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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414 (Formerly Buffalo Bill Historical Center)
Phone Number: +1 307-587-4771
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Description: Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the...
Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience-history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone-into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious 2012 National Tour Association's Award for "favorite museum for groups."
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My husband had never visited the Center - and it had been years since I had. So we took a weekend trip to Cody for his birthday. He was blown away by the Center - much more than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2013
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Billings, Montana
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have three kids (3,5,6) and there was almost too much information to take in while keeping them in order. One minor annoyance was the number of security guards who always seemed to be watching over us the whole time. Other than that, the people were very friendly. There are some activities for the kids to do--especially in the Yellowstone... More 

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Whiting, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

There were 7 of us on this trip to Wyoming. Three were my husband's family visiting from Germany to the USA. All enjoyed the museum and so many things to see in the area. Rent a car and travel around Wyoming.

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Billings, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My husband had never visited the Center - and it had been years since I had. So we took a weekend trip to Cody for his birthday. He was blown away by the Center - much more than he expected it to be. It really is a first-class museum and operation. With such variety of exhibits, there's something for everyone.... More 

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Dunfermline,Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is a deceptive visitor center. It has one level looking from outside but goes down about three levels inside so is a huge place to tour. Give it a whole day, possibly two. They have added many more features since the last visit around 5 years ago.

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Greybull, Wyoming
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This museum is awesome. We live locally and go there often. The gun collection is second to none! Fun for the entire family.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I could have stayed around this place for a couple of days and still not seen everything. The Natural History and Plains Indians museums were the highlights for me though. Excellent.

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pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I loved this museum. It starts with a giant gun musuem. My husband was in heaven. He said it has more guns than the NRA museum. There is a lot of unique taxidermy that my 8 year old was facinated with. Then you move on to the american indian museum and then the wild west buffalo bill cody part which... More 

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Morse, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Buffalo Bill Museum was just great! Very well done ,with great things to see and learn about our country's brave pioneers and the Indian people! It is not a one day done museum, and we were allowed to go back the next day! Very nice helpful there also! We loved it!!

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Centralia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This museum is awesome, make sure you take lots of time to go through it. Something for everyone in the family!!

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Western Springs
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stopped for a quick visit on our short stay in Cody--this place is huge! To do it justice you need to spend many hours here, but we did get a chance to shoot the Annie Oakley rifles--which we all had a great time testing our shooting skills!

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