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“Informative and worth visiting if you have time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Old West Miniature Village and Museum
142 W. Yellowstone Ave., Cody, WY
307-587-5362
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Cody
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Thousands of miniature figures show various stages in the history of the Wyoming Territory from the 1600's to the late 1800's.
Portage, Indiana
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“Informative and worth visiting if you have time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Excellent display of miniature history, admission was "free" but there is a strongly encouraged donation of 5$ per adult so it isn't really free.

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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was a fabulous place to visit. It was near to the west side of town, right on the main highway, easy enough to find, although it is in the back of a souvenier store. This man has spent 50 years collecting artifacts and they are all of display. He was made a miniature village, as well, that was very extensive and very well done. It is free, but donations are encouraged, and so they should be, as this was awesome to see.

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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is more than a miniature train village. It was created by the owner and is amazing. There are 2 trains. It is the largest train village we have ever seen. Not only is there a miniature train village but it is also a museum of the Wild West memorabilia - the best we have seen while in Cody. It has artifacts from Indian warriors and cowboy gear from 1800 on. The gift shop has items that are handmade by the owner - an Indian himself.

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New York, New York, United States
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“Really enjoyed this; we bought something in the gift shop and got into the miniature village for free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My grown up daughter called it a bit creepy, but I liked it, great historical overview diorama, you press a button and hear about the history of the plains Indians and settlers from pre-white man days to The Little Big Horn. Much memorabilia in various display cases, a bit overwhelming in quantity, but gives much of interest to look at for those interested in Western history and lore

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“Very interesting and detailed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This display is in the back room of a small gift shop. It is free to go to, you can make a donation. They have a laminated, two-sided page that explains what you're looking at in the diorama and the history. The diorama is large, fills around 10 X 30-40 foot area in the center of the room. Around the sides of the room are various artifacts of Indians and the West. The diorama starts from the 1500 to 1600's when white man first came to the west and met the Indians and goes through major battles or events up to the 1900's. It's quite detailed and I found it very interesting, however I do like history and miniatures. You find the event on the laminated sheet and on the back of the sheet it will tell you what event you're looking at and when it occurred. I really enjoyed it!

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