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Museum of the Plains Indian

Cody, WY
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Cody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of artifacts, but you should spend your time reading the descriptions of some of the atrocities performed by the white settlers from Europe, you know, us. The stories of the Sand Creek and Wounded Knee massacres are horrific.

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Gatesville, TX
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267 reviews 267 reviews
135 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I enjoyed the Plains Indian Museum more than the Buffalo Bill Museum because it was grander in scale, offered excellent visually stunning exhibits, and I heard and read touching stories about their lives. Loved the headdresses with interpretations plus all the sound effects heard throughout the museum. Felt the pride, heartache, toughness, and hard life through the telling of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This museum is wonderful but would be much more effective and interesting if it did not focus almost exclusively on the last 150 years or so of the history of the plains Indians at the expense of illustrating their history over a much longer time.

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Dover Plains, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Part of the Buffalo Bill Center. A very extensive collection, very well displayed and interpreted. Works for kids as well as adults.

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. iI this one area you can gain a comprehensive overview of the Plains Indians in a well laid out and easy to understand format.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very nice museum. I have friends that are members of the Tehcumseh Lodge and the outfits in some of the displays are similar to the ones they wear to there Pow Wows. I enjoyed this museum very much.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lot of history here with pictures, stories, models of Indian dwellings and homes. Weapons, horses, displays of every imaginable part of the life of the plains Indian. This exhibit is carefully arranged and could take all day looking and reading the history. Was a must see!

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Wyoming
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I learned a lot about Plains Indians and I grew up in the west…there was a lot I didn't know. Interactive exhibits, movies, all sorts of things.

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Houston, Texas USA
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It appears to be very authentic. The Indians were beautiful people. It's hard to imagine how we slaughtered them.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This attraction is included in the ticket for the Bill Cody Center of the West. Having grown up on the Midwest, we've seen our share of Native American exhibits. This one is hands-down one of the best. It's a Smithsonian-quality, spotless museum!! It detailed so much more of NA life and much more than their struggle with the Europeans.

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