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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
+1 307-587-4771
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Very informative

Our family enjoyed this museum. It was very informative and entertaining for our teen/pre-teen and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheSmokiesAreGreat
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Canton, Georgia
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Incredible

Do yourself a favor and check this out! Wow! There are some incredible pieces of history in here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abaylew
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Missoula, Montana
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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.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two days” (345 reviews)
“natural history” (278 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
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+1 307-587-4771
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed this museum. It was very informative and entertaining for our teen/pre-teen and us (parents). Would recommend when visiting Cody.

1  Thank TheSmokiesAreGreat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and check this out! Wow! There are some incredible pieces of history in here!!! There are some original pieces, costumes, posters, etc! In addition to focusing on Buffalo Bill, there is a section of wildlife, fire arms and art work! Everything...More

1  Thank Abaylew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum of the American West - so much history. It is actually 5 museums in one. We walked around the place - it was very busy and we went in mid May. We enjoyed it very much. It is part of...More

2  Thank Pamomanddad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go there once every year or two. We are always pleasantly surprised at the gi-normous displays and the complete information about every display from the Cody Arms to the NEW Buffalo Bill display and the Art.

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always go to the museum when my friends and her kids come over. Great place to spend the day with kids. Lots of activities to keep them engaged in the information instead of running off. Great staff for questions of a three year old.

Thank Kalyn M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historical details are meticulously preserved and displayed. To understand Wyoming this is a must. All ages will appreciate this wonderful museum.

Thank mollydax
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

If you are short on time, in just a couple of hours, you could cover the highlights from this museum. It would provide a nice overview of Buffalo Bill, Native American culture, western art, historic guns and so much more!

1  Thank travelingandkids
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There is so much to see here, a person really needs to spend two days. Fall doesn't have the crowds so a good time to visit. Husband enjoyed the guns. I liked the art

Thank Rosemary D
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Would have liked more history of the West at Cody's time. The facility is large and modern, but needs more exhibits. A worthy stop however.

Thank Lily W
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I never realized how impressive this museum is. We spent a couple hours in the Buffalo Bill Exhibit and learned so much about his life. We only saw about half of the museum in the time we had. I can’t wait to return.

Thank scottalanl
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D1539OBjanets
30 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
At this time, we only allow service animals. Hopefully this helps!
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Emkayoo
8 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
The Center of the West actually has many events and shows daily! Is there is specific show or attraction you were hoping to see?
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guillermoferreira49
4 May 2017|
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Response from Tiffy_Bird | Reviewed this property |
We also had lunch in the cafeteria. I was surprised by how good it was. Lots of options! And not ridiculously priced.
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