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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428 (Formerly Buffalo Bill Historical Center)
Phone Number:
+1 307-587-4771
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mar 1 – Apr 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

May 1 – Sep 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m....

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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A great family outing

Plan to spend the day...its a great place to visit on a rainy day or a hot Wyoming day....Lots of things to see and it has a great gift shop and cafe...But it is close to many... read more

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan to spend the day...its a great place to visit on a rainy day or a hot Wyoming day....Lots of things to see and it has a great gift shop and cafe...But it is close to many other places to eat...

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bristol uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dave on reception gave us all the information about the museum . Loads of things to see. Enjoyed the raptor talk. You get stamped on enrty , so can lunch in the town and return later.

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Cody, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fantastic facility is a must see for anyone traveling through Cody, WY. It is hard to enjoy all that this place has to offer in one visit, so plan on coming back tomorrow.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a member of The Center for 10 or 12 years and thought that you should know about it. It is a world-class collection of five museums. The firearms Museum is fascinating even for those not particularly interested in firearms as the firearm is inextricably tied to our American history. The Draper is superb, the Whitney breathtaking, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

5 museums in one,history of guns, western art, natural history, plains indians and Buffalo Bill. Amazing collections of artifacts of interest to all ages. Beautifully displayed with vast open area so no overcrowding! Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, but there is so much to see, you'll need the best part of a day. The museum is divided into sections, including a firearms section and paintings.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking through my account and noticed that I never posted this review. This place is great for groups there are exhibits that appeal to kids, art buffs and people interested in guns/weaponry. I visited with my dad and I really enjoyed all of the art . They have a spectacular collection. Plus I was able to get an... More 

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Choteau, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend visiting the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. So much to see that it takes a couple of days to get through the whole museum. It has fun activities for the children and plenty for the avid historian to peruse. If you enjoy history then you will enjoy this museum.

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Indian museum and historical exhibits. The rifle museum is amazing. Buffalo Bill's biography exhibit is great also

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time going to the museum and I absolutely loved it. There were a lot of this to see in the museum.

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