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“Great western museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Ranked #1 of 55 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.
Adamstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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“Great western museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Unsurpassed American Indian collection! Wonderful collection of Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakly artifacts!

Visited July 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't miss out on this museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Award winning museum affilated with the Smithsonian. It is acually five separate museums, exceptionally well done. Very interesting history of native culture and the old west. Firearms museum is amazing as well, Lovely grounds. Live raptors too. Don't miss out on visiting this museum. Allow 2 - 3 hours.

Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A must see in Cody”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is at least a full day stop! Your admission price includes two days, which you need to really see the facility. They have the best old west displays, and the finest Winchester rifle collection in the world

Visited July 2013
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fairfax va
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“the best museum yet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

it may sound wild but this was the surprise of surprises - a museum that could compete with the Smithsonian ,moma,Chicago,or L.A.museums--worth the trip alone

Visited August 2013
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Peshtigo, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A must see in Cody!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had read reviews and heard that you could spend a hole day there and they were right! We spent over five hours and enjoyed it immensely! The Buffalo Bill story was very interesting. The animal collection was impressive.The gun museum was interesting as well - I didn't think it would be for me! Take the time to visit!

Visited August 2013
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