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“Wonderful museum”

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 June 19, 2013

This place is huge, probably need to allow at least 3 or 4 hours. They have it separated into 4 wings, which allows you to choose your focus. Staff and docents were very helpful. If you are in the area, you should not miss the opportunity to visit this amazing museum.

Thank ED
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Outstanding museum - full of western art, history, Buffalo Bill Cody, Plains Indians, art, firearms and much more.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This museum is in fact 5 museums and all of them are worth a visit. When you buy a ticket it is valid for two days so it makes it ideal to go the afternoon on arriving in Cody and then the next morning

Thank Suzanne N
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Nice, big, clean, well-planned. Good insight to a famous part of American history. Liked the "real " cowboy outside with the beans and biscuits cooking demo.

Thank pitufo00
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We loved our visit to the Historical Center. We decided to go last minute due to bad weather interferring with our outdoor plans. I now glad that it was raining and our family got to tour this center. It was very educational and fun at the same time. All of our kids loved it, ages 16, 14, 10, & 7.

Thank mommato5
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