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Draper Natural History Museum

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Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY 82414-3428
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+1 307-587-4771

Part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this museum features highly...

Part of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this museum features highly interactive exhibits that highlight geology, wildlife and human presence in the Great Yellowstone region.

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The best of the West

Just one of 5 museums you visit at the Buffalo Bill museum complex, the Draper is one of the very best natural history museum's I've been to. Interactive and informative, the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Tom K
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just one of 5 museums you visit at the Buffalo Bill museum complex, the Draper is one of the very best natural history museum's I've been to. Interactive and informative, the layout takes you step by step through the animals and environment of the West. Kids and adults both will find plenty to learn and enjoy. A must see before... More 

Thank Tom K
Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Seeing precise recreations of the Plains' and Rocky Mountains' animals in their dens and nests from a foot away is amazing and more informative than a zoo or seeing them in the wild.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Amazing Natural History Museum, and one of the best I have ever visited. The museum is well laid out and beautifully designed. The information with each display is very informative. There are videos in various areas which are worth taking the time to view.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

just one part of the bill cody museum, lot of great thing to see and do. lots of great photo ops and this is great for kids. great price for all you get to see.

Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Loved the many ways to view the natural history of the area, good for all ages. Appreciated the technical details and the pictures to explain many aspects of the animal life, forestry and geographic make-up.

Thank On_the_go_with_joe_m
Ephrata, Washington
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You will need more than one day to see this museum. The whole family will have a Great time exploring!

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Incredible displays representing the major biomes and biodiversity of the northern Rockies and northern Plains. Fantastic dioramas and nice use of media make this a must see.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was a really good museum overall; I didn't find it as interesting as the other wings of the Buffalo Bill complex, but it was still quite good, and painstakingly put together.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

There is so much to see and learn in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West I wish I had an extra day just to spend in the Natural History Museum by itself. Were comfortable shoes.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the pace and feel of this museum. It is so big that we weren't crowded or rushed. We needed a scooter and they were very helpful. We bought water bottles then were told we couldn't carry them around with us. The front help desk actually put our names on the bottles and put them in a fridge. Very... More 

Thank Conniemama

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