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“A history lesson”

Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Ranked #7 of 61 things to do in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stroll through history while viewing over a thousand of relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including “America’s War of Independence, The Gold Rush Era, The U.S. Civil War, The Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, The Roaring 20’s and World War II”. The Cody Dug Up Gun Museum is one of Cody, Wyoming’s newest attractions and a great look at history for the whole family. Open to the public in the spring of 2009. The museum is a proud sponsor of the Cody Gunfighter’s Show at the world famous Irma Hotel (just steps away from our museum!) We are members of the Cody Chamber of Commerce and enthusiastic supporters of Cody’s historical attractions. Open 9:am – 9:pm - 7 days a week from May through September *WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON, SEE YA'LL AGAIN IN MAY OF 2018*
Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you like the old West and history this is the place for
you. Many old western guns are displayed..Civil War guns
also.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Off one of the main streets, but free and very interesting. A self guided tour - reading plaques and information - but so much to see you need to go at your own speed. Interesting for avid gun collectors, people interested in history, or anyone just wanting to learn something new. Very cool to see the hundreds of old guns and other weapons!

Thank Anna A
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We found out about this place from a friend who recently visited Cody. We're very glad she told us to check it out.
The place is owned and operated by a guy who clearly has a love for firearms and history. Admission is free, though donations are accepted, and probably what keeps the lights on.
The owner is very friendly and helpful. He greets visitors and provides informaiton on the displays, things to look for etc.
It's a smaller exhibit, and you can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours checking it out. Each piece on display is accompanied by a card describing the item, where it was found, and it's condition and a bit of a story. I was particularly fascinated by the civil war items. Guns that are clearly still loaded, guns that exploded while being shot, etc.
The one consideration is it's not something our younger child, a 7 year old was too interested in. The older 2 (teenagers) had fun though.
I would like to say that when we first parked and were going in side we saw a HUGE truck parked outside. It's pictured in the visitor photos on this review. A lady was standing out side and noticed our reaction to it. She was very friendly and invited us to climb on it and check it out - she is the girlfriend of the owner. The boys climbed all over, we snapped a few pics, it was fun. I thought this was very nice of her, because they still drive that truck.
There are some items for sale, some fun, some historic, and some guns. Overall, I would say this is a good place to check out. It's right downtown, and open late (It was open until 9 when we went), so it's good to swing by just before of after dinner downtown.

Thank Deanna L
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We didn't even know this museum existed until we saw it on TripAdvisor! We found it well displayed, and the owner was knowledgeable and personable. If you don't like guns, don't go! But if you do have an appreciation for firearms and the stories behind some of them, make time to visit this small museum.

Thank Rosemary D
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was a different choice as everything was damaged and dug up from different locations. If you want something besides the neat and pristine, this would be a good choice. Owner is friendly and tries his best.

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