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Museum of the Plains Indian

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Address: Cody, WY
Phone Number: 3075874771
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Lots of reading and great displays

Very neat artifacts and items of clothing and art. Not as fun for the younger kids as the nature museum but they still enjoyed seeing the displays

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tyler M
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very neat artifacts and items of clothing and art. Not as fun for the younger kids as the nature museum but they still enjoyed seeing the displays

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Amazing Indian artifacts. This museum is part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Gorgeous life-size tepees, apparel, jewelry, etc. BBCW is associated with the Smithsonian, so that gives you an idea of the quality of the museum.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

as mentioned this is a wing that is part of a larger museum. It is one of the lesser wings. It was interesting and had great subject matter, but just did not seem to have as much as the other museums in the same place. Interesting and worth walking through.

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Thank Michael T
Menstrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is part of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West, but has its own presentation area. The exhibits are excellent and authentic. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Alan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Museum of the Plains Indian is located under the same roof as several other museums at the Buffalo Bill Center Of The West complex in Cody, WY. My first view of this museum was in the 1960s. It was good then and each time I have gone over the years it just gets better and better. My recent visit... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

There are 5 museums fanning out from one central area. The Buffalo Bill Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, Plains Indians Museum, Cody Firearms Museum and the Whitney Western Art Museum are all extraordinary. There is also the McCracken Research Library with some great displays. All the museums have more well presented information with exceptional exhibits than possible to see in... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have been too odd many times. Just to visit the museum. The artifacts are not only interesting but displayed well by tribes and areas. The Buffalo Bill Cody and natural history are also in the same museum. This is an excellent stop even for those who are not museum buffs as it is quick and well presented. They have... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very extensive and enlightening collection with fascinating information on the life style of the early native Americans. Largest and best collection you will see in the U.S.

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Merano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

the museum is suitable for children as well as adults. There is lot to see and to read. I enjoyed to see all the handmade clothings and jewels of the indians and to see that their culture is valued.

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Thank PaolaF1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful depiction of the Plains Indians and history. How people lived before and after the introduction of the horse on the plains and living conditions.

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