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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Draper Natural History Museum

Draper Natural History Museum
720 Sheridan Avenue, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY 82414
307-587-4771
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Cody
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this museum features highly interactive exhibits that highlight geology, wildlife and human presence in the Great Yellowstone region.
minneapolis
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165 reviews 165 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A must to see in Cody in the museum center. We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful exhibit. Easy to get to but make sure you have a solid hour to spend there.

Visited September 2013
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Painesville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
“natural history museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great history collection for those of us who have been out of school for way more years than we would like to say. It was great to review some of the information we were taught in school. I had a great time reminiscing.

Visited August 2013
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Regina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Very glad we made time for this museum during our visit to the Buffalo Bill Centre. The fee to get in to the Centre includes all 5 museums (Plains Indians, Buffalo Bill, Firearms, Art and this one).
The exhibits are really well done and interactive. Very few are behind glass, as you would see in many other museums, but are rather, out in the open which allows for much better viewing. Many are "do not touch" but others are labelled "please touch" which is a nice feature.
The displays include wildlife, the natural geography, history, wildlife and lands preservation and preshistoric exhibits.
There are buttons to press to hear a narrative, animals, etc., videos to watch and some activities. The kids loved the "passports" that were free and available at the beginning of the museum. Be sure to grab one each/kid because throughout the Draper museum there are stamps that can be used to complete the passport.
The architecture is really beautiful. The lighting is perfect for each section. There is a really breathtaking display/sculpture of a buffalo jump. I have to say, this is the most beautiful museum of natural history I've ever visited. Lots of great photo ops.

Visited August 2013
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“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great place for kids to learn along with the adults. We will go back again the next time we are in Cody.

Visited August 2013
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Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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“Lovely Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Museums of natural history are not my favorite type of museum, but I love the multi-story layout and level of information here. They did a great job, as they did in all the museums in this center.

Visited August 2013
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