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Museum of the Plains Indian

Cody, WY
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Cody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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N. Canton, Ohhio USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This museum is a MUST SEE while in Cody, Wy. The statues placed around the museum are indiscribable. The history of the Plains Indian will transport you into their lives both visual and auditory.

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Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Another great portion of the Cody Center are all the exhibits on the Plains Indians. You could spend a lot of time taking them all in - - they are very well placed and interesting to walk through.

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Hudson,NH
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232 reviews 232 reviews
106 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This Museum was also inside the Bill Cody Center. It showed how the Indians lived, even had a teepee. You got a good feel how the Indians survived and lived in the west during Bill Cody's time. I really enjoyed it.

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london, uk
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Informative, well presented, unmissable. You get a real sense of the time, place and history of the Plains Indians.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We saw the Plains museum toward the end of our Buffalo Bill Center visit and were reaching that stage of exhaustion and information overload. We did not see the entire museum, however, the exhibits we saw were incredible. Archaelogical findings were presented as though you were on site, historical representation of driving buffalo over cliffs ... things I've read about... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Sorry to bust anyone's bubble but this museum is just highly overrated. Yes it does have a Ruger & Winchester collections - but if you are not into firearms there's only the artworks left to see. A better plains indian museum is in Browning MT or surpringly Indianapolis IN. And the Charlie Russell museum in Great Falls MT This museum... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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311 reviews 311 reviews
71 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was such great exhibit, for many reasons. Not only did it show in detail the Indian people relationship with the Buffalo, it showed the progression of their transition into the White mans world. Including being forced into houses instead of Tipi's. The artistry of the woman is phenomenal, the bead work and ceremonial head dresses for the men and... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a real educational experience, not to be missed by anyone visiting the museum or Cody. This is a real part of American history and should be recognized by those interested in the development of the USA

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Buffalo Bill Museum is great. What a surprise to find world class art, natural history and the Plains Indian museum all in one place. The Native American items and displays were very well done and informative. Lighting and good flow made the museum easy to navigate.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

First of all, I was confused upon arrival, since this is actually inside the Buffalo Bill historical museum complex, which houses four different museums. I have zero interest in Bill. This is the one I came to see. To get to this one, you walk in and go straight towards the back, through the glassed in hallway, flanked by beautiful... More 

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