Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Old West Miniature Village and Museum, Cody: Address, Phone Number, Old West Miniature Village and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Old West Miniature Village and Museum
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Thousands of miniature figures show various stages in the history of the Wyoming Territory from the 1600's to the late 1800's.
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4.5
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alexd101171
Houston, TX96 contributions
Family
I had just spotted this as we drove into town so I thought it might be a fun stop. We ended up spending almost 2 hours in here watching all of the scenes created in the museum. Then visiting the store! Great for kids and adults!!
Written December 28, 2014
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ColoradoCat
Colorado290 contributions
Solo
HOLD ON==yes, this was sold to a very fine museum collector in California (he didnt want to just let it go to anyone or close it down) The will spend the year(?) slowly packing it up. I dont know what's left when you come by, but there was such a mind-boggling collection that even if you saw 1/5 of it, it would be worth it... well, it's free, so what do you have to lose? -- there is also a big Western gift shop -- it is listed twice on Trip Advisor I believe bec. of the gift shop. == the center is (was) a gigantic miniature train diorama of the Old West. Along all four sides were collections of the Old West, being heavy on the Native American items. It wasn't just a couple of beaded coats or axes, but a dozen or more of each item, and tastefully displayed, like on Indian blankets. Some very rare pieces, like a dug out canoe and one made of animals skins -- it pays to Really Look at everything! Free parking in front, and a restaurant next door. It's on main street just as you are leaving town. There are doors betw. the shop and the museum.
Written October 13, 2014
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GrandExcursions
Jackson, WY17 contributions
Great way to learn about the history of the west!
The "miniature Village" is basically about 8 detailed dioramas with self guided narration which help to educate and depict the history of the West. Complete with moving trains.
The "museum" is an amazing collection of extensive artifacts.
The owner, Tecumseh, started his hobby when he was 8 years old, and it has now turned into an amazing collection not to be missed. Admire the dedication and detail! Donations are requested and after you see it, you'll want to donate more.
Written September 19, 2010
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BuddysArmy
Apache Junction, AZ828 contributions
Couples
After seeing a couple recent reviews and driving through Cody, we visited the museum to find a vacant building. Then checked the website and it states that is closed up shop and moved to California. Now reading more articles that this was sold in May 2014 and moved to the Bay area.
Written July 21, 2015
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Shawna W
Brush, CO22 contributions
Family
The Miniature Village and Museum are sold out - literally - they have been moved to California!! When I asked the owner why they still have their advertising out, he just told me that it still gets foot traffic into his store. Our son was heartbroken that we didn't get to see the much touted miniature village, and frankly so were my husband and myself! It is advertised even in Yellowstone, and when we got there, it was "tough luck" for us!
Written July 24, 2014
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Auburn93
39 contributions
Family
There are two entries in Trip Advisor for the same attraction. This is not worth the stop in 2014 because its under construction.
Written June 14, 2014
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CRB
Cody, WY123 contributions
Couples
This closed in 2015 and was moved to Danville, California (near San Francisco). Its space has been replaced with the Cody Firearms Experience.
Written September 26, 2017
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Jim B
The Villages, FL196 contributions
Free to visit and fun to visit, be sure to stop here after your visit to the pioneer village across the highway. This place is run by a very nice couple and the display is fun to look at. Go there if you can.
Written December 13, 2012
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Falcong
Denver18 contributions
This is the Tecumseh's Trading Post near the rodeo grounds at the end of town. We stopped in after reading reviews here, and we loved it. We've seen giant miniature displays before (thinking Ft. Cody in Nebraska), but this was enormous. I can't imagine the effort put into to simply maintaining it.
You walk into the store and you can buy some relatively typical souvenirs, but on all the walls are a ton of mounted animals. Cheetahs, kudus, bears, baboons, and a variety of others. You head to the back where the miniature display is, and surrounding it is a small museum itself. They have plenty of descriptions for their displays, and it's not nearly as overwhelming as the BBHC. Plus, the central miniature display has audio descriptions of the scenes, and you can look at each figurine and it will take you a while. The pieces are incredibly unique, and only after speaking to the owners we found out many are hand made or were collected by the owner's father as a child. So these are old and unique pieces thoughtfully laid out.

The owners are some of the nicest people we've met, and we wished we could have donated more (they have a donation box, but don't make you feel pressured into giving). After only buying one small item, we went back in to put a few bucks in the box and they were very gracious but tried to insist that we really didn't have to donate. After going to the BBHC, we wished we could go back here and give them the $31 it cost us for admission.
Written September 12, 2011
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SandiMello
Hayward, CA7 contributions
This place is incredible. The gentleman who put this together is amazing. He was warm and inviting. He told us the history of the place and his love for the museum. It is a definite must see especially if you have children. The history is just amazing and very informative.
Written July 15, 2011
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