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“Well worth the price of admission, not enough time to see it all”

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Ranked #1 of 56 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.
Hudson, Illinois, United States
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Well worth the price of admission, not enough time to see it all”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great exhibit if you like American history, especially western history, and have heard of Buffalo Bill. There are lots of interesting and informative exhibits, and the facility itself is very attractive. We only had about 2 1/2 hours to explore the Center, which wasn't nearly long enough. I missed a couple of sections that I really would have liked to see. Our first reaction upon arrival was that the admission fee was a little steep, but once we got inside and explored a couple of sections, we agreed that it was well worth the admission fee.

Visited September 2013
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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best museums”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Amazing museum - extremely well done I especially loved the Yellowstone part, very educational. I was in awe looking at the native American collection, made me really think about what it must have been like to have lived during those times. I have never seen so many guns as in the gun collection if you are a gun enthusiast don't miss it.

Visited October 2013
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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must do!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

ALthough we had been here in 2007 it again gave my husabnd and brother a thrill! Plan to spend a minimum of 3-4 hours to see everything.

Visited September 2013
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Chester, England
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent museum, well worth a visit.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This museum gives you an excellent appreciation of what the area was like in the 1800s as well as Wild Bill. The security guard, Dave, was really welcoming and helpful.

Visited October 2013
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Amersfoort, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Big! But fun.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Make sure you have enough time if you decide to go here. It is basically a bunch of museums in a single building.
You can pick what you like, but as I said: make sure you spend your time well. You can easily spend half a day in each area. We didn't, we only picked what interested us and still spend most of the day here.

Great pace to learn about Buffalo Bill, look at guns or learn about the Indians

Visited August 2013
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