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“Excellent museum... plan on several hours!”

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Ranked #1 of 57 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.
New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent museum... plan on several hours!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Fabulous museum that defines Buffalo Bill's life, career and show. The museum has several other sections including a Natural History section, art museum and gun display as well as an extensive museum store. Plan on several hours to see the entire museum.

Visited September 2013
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Hayle, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very informative”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a well arranged museum with a wide varity of displays There is something for everyone here with some excellent displays. Some of the more modern art is a little disapointing, particularly when compared to the Remington era paintings, there were more of these on display the last time we visited. The staff are very helpful.

Visited October 2013
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Niagara Falls NY
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very well done”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a big place in four or five sections. We spent four hours and could have spent another two hours

Visited September 2013
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
487 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Be sure and schedule several hours if not a day for this wonderful museum. I would recommend it to everyone going or coming from Yellowstone National Park.

Visited August 2013
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New Albany, Mississippi
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13 reviews
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“Very large museum”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited this museum and it was very informative with 5 separate sections to get through . It took 2-3 hours to see it all. Loved it!

Visited September 2013
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