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“Outstanding”

Old West Miniature Village and Museum
Ranked #28 of 60 things to do in Cody
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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.
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.

Thank Bettye D
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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

Thank Timkglenn
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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!

Thank TravelloverMn
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Went to see this on the advice of the owners at the campground and so glad we did. The shop itself was full of the usual tourist items plus rather unexpectedly about 50 or so stuffed game heads, with local as well as African ones, first time I've seen a giraffe head along side a kudu, in a gift shop in rural America.
Anyway the collection itself is marvellous, in a huge room with the centre of the room given over to the miniature representation of the history of the area. Could quite happily visit several times to fully appreciate the whole collection of artifacts.
The owner has been collecting them for over forty years and has been displaying the collection for twenty.
Well worth a visit and it's free, you can make a donation though if you've enjoyed it which we certainly did.

1  Thank livinlos
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

TYhis place is loczatted within a typical tourist trap. BUT it surpriseed and amazed all four of us. Ignoring the artificial displays, it still contained many original artifactys and has factual history for each. I STRONGLY rfecommednd you stop here.

Thank Joeb1943
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