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“This is a great place for the whole family; allow for enough time to visit.”

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 26, 2012

I've beent to this museum several time and it seems like I see something new each time.

There's actually five museums in one building here. I've spent most of my visits touring the Yellowstone Natural History secton and the Firearm section. Both are great. There's also a very nice art section. You'll want to visit their website for details regarding the other museums in the building.

You can get a meal at the cafetira since you could easily be in there for four hour.

Some of the exhibits are found outside so be sure to tour the grounds. As you are leaving you'll see the gift shop, it is one of the most amazing Wyoming related bookstores in Cody, check it out.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

So much to see -- several museums under one roof. While my husband spent hours in the gun museum, I perused the beautiful western art at my leisure.

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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We went to the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre in September 2011. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by an exceptionally friendly lady who sold us entry tickets to the attraction at a heavily discounted rate as she hoped she could save us a little money, we appreciated this reception immensly. We spent several hours at the attraction, taking our time to immerse ourselves in America's Old west. We enjoyed our walk through time and happily bought some souvenirs to remember our visit by. Definately worth the time while your in Cody. We would recommend this attraction to anyone interested in the history of Cody and Wyoming.

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I try to stop here on a regular basis, absolutely the best Western Art exhibit anywhere.  

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

An amazing display of western history.

Betweent the firearms, display, regional indian culture/history, and the western art display ... a stop well worth your time.

Thank sunsprit
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