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“Allow Enough Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414 (Formerly Buffalo Bill Historical Center)
+1 307-587-4771
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Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Cody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience-history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone-into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious 2012 National Tour Association's Award for "favorite museum for groups."
Hagerstown, MD
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“Allow Enough Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is an excellent museum, but Trip Advisor reviews led us to believe it was on the small side. Not so. We didn't arrive in time to thoroughly see all of it, but it was still worth the trip to Cody. It's an outstanding and diverse collection. It is as interesting for adults as it would be for children.

Visited September 2013
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“So much more than a Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a museum like no other and it is so much more than a dry museum, it is actually an adventure. There are 5 (?) sections dedicated to different aspects of Western life, the star of which is the "Plains Indians" which is so, so interesting, Lots of dioramas to add interest to the info, especially one enormous annotated one. Also the art gallery section is worthy of world class status. Don't forget the bird show which shows large birds including vultures and eagles in the exquisite sculpture garden setting. We spent more than a day here it was so fascinating!

Visited July 2013
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“33000+ sq feet of amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

You need more than a day here- I'm thinking minimum of 3 days, there is so much to see and the food in the café is reasonable-

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful museum, a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The museum is bigger then you can expect.
We particularly enjoied the the Draper Natural History Museum, the Buffalo Bill Museum and the Plains Indian Museum.
Worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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“"Must see when in Cody Wyoming area ! "”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

At first look, I didn't really think this would be a very good place to visit. I now know that it is one of the best places to see when in the western U.S. So much to see and do. So much of American history to see here.The firearm gun exhibit is the greatest. I thought there might be a couple of hundred guns or so. I think there are thousand's!!!!! When you go in they give you a pass for 2 days. You better plan on it. It really takes 2 days to see all of this and more like 3 days depending how interested you are. Admission seemed high, but I think most would agree it is well worth the money when you realize what they have here. I want to go back again soon.

Visited October 2013
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