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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428 (Formerly Buffalo Bill Historical Center)
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+1 307-587-4771
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mar 1 – Apr 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

May 1 – Sep 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m....

Hours:

Mar 1 – Apr 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

May 1 – Sep 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Sep 16 – Oct 31: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Nov 1 – 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Dec 1 – Feb 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days

Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West 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 TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for four years running.

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My husband thought he died and went to Heaven.

We made the trip from St Louis to Cody just to see this Museum and of course Yellowstone. This Center has over 14,000 firearms to look at. Women take mite your husband may never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2015
Marilyn H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

We made the trip from St Louis to Cody just to see this Museum and of course Yellowstone. This Center has over 14,000 firearms to look at. Women take mite your husband may never come out. But ladies....there are beautiful gardens, statues and works of art to keep you busy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

BRILLIANT. Truly an intelligent, exceptionally well presented and documented collection of information, artefacts and mementos. Fascinating info re Indians and their life styles, early settlers, local wildlife and Buffalo Bill. We were not told that there was a session about local large birds but fortunately we discovered for ourselves. So pleased to have included this venue in our day.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm four parts, art, William Cody, natural history, and antique firearms, this museum is a masterpiece. And, if that's not enough, the "Raptor Experience" live exhibit is the crowning glory. This museum should not be missed, even if you arrive in Cody museumed-out. For is the Draper Natural History segment was the standout, but three other pats are equally outstanding.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

All of the museums in Buffalo Bill's Center of the West was outstanding! I recommend this to all young and old.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Plan to spend at least one full day there, although your ticket will be good for two days. This is an interesting place with 5 different "museums" that has something for everyone. My favorites were the Natural History portion and the gun museum.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

What a great 5 in 1 museum. We went for the Buffalo Bill museum, which we enjoyed but ended up visiting the other four extensive areas of the other four museums. Very modern, easy to follow and read presentation of information and lots of interesting artefacts and relevant info. Only bit we were thoughtful about was the statement that Buffullo... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

One visit doesn't do this Museum justice; and the museum admission let's you visit multiple days for one price. A must see if you are near Cody.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Excellent museum with diversified western artifacts. It's a large place, so a lot of walking and kids can get bored quick.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The Cody firearms museum is part of the Buffalo Bill museum. Alot of different things to see. Lost our teenagers a couple times they were watching informative videos or just ahh struck. The place is big Alot to see!! I wish the rifles had weights on them.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Buffalo Bill Center was fabulous! Extremely informative with impressive displays in each museum, and also interactive. The Museum of Natural History was probably my favorite. Like I said, interactive, and really, really cool. We saw the raptor program and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're in Cody, don't pass this up. Younger children will also enjoy the fun displays.

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