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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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Good museum. We really enjoyed it. A little pricey.

We really enjoyed this museum. There are good displays and food available. Its a little pricey... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
klhk
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Texas
So much to see - don't miss it!

We visited this museum as part of a tour group and only had 2 hours. That was not nearly enough... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
carols24
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two days” (299 reviews)
“natural history” (239 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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 2 days ago

We really enjoyed this museum. There are good displays and food available. Its a little pricey. The ticket is a 2 day ticket however we only spent 3-4 hours here.

1  Thank klhk
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your feedback on the Center-- we truly appreciate it! Hopefully the rest of your travels went well, too!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this museum as part of a tour group and only had 2 hours. That was not nearly enough. We started with the Whitney Western art galleries which were fascinating. There was a small area dedicated to the sculptor Alexander Phimister Proctor, exhibiting his...More

1  Thank carols24
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Center! Thanks so much for your kind review-- we truly appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon-- safe travels!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly a daunting task to try and see this whole place in the short window we had but we prioritised the Plains Indian Museum first and gave the rest of the exhibitions a good look in with the time we had left. A truly extraordinary...More

1  Thank TashandBrad
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your kind feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Center. Also, thanks for your note about the Plains Indian Museum-- we'll be sure to pass that along to our curatorial staff members. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a nice hot day activity. There are several very good small museums in one. I was particularly impressed with the Native American Museum, which appeared to have input from Native people. As much about sociology as art and culture. The Western art museum...More

Thank Jonathan J
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Jonathan: Thanks so much for your feedback on the Center-- we truly appreciate it! Hope the rest of your travels went well, too!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing people running operation... you get two days with the ticket. Fun experience....awesome history.

Thank David81299
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and kind note about our staff! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

There are many museums to see all at once. You have the ability to come back the next day if you can't do it in 1 day. Lots of information and historical artifacts for Buffalo Bill Cody, Native American culture, and the Natural History of...More

Thank kitla20
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback-- we truly appreciate it! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to check out our Raptor Experience. Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a large complex with many different areas of experience nicely linked but a central atrium with eating facilities. We simply could not absorb all of the displays. Just seeing tens of thousands of guns was overwhelming. The museum needs to be visited on...More

Thank johncb7
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your great feedback! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Center!

Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a very hot humid afternoon and were looking for something to fill some time. We had been planning to spend an hour or two and spent the whole day. The exhibits were very interesting and very well done. It was a great history...More

Thank Linda W
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Linda: Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback! Also, thanks for spending your time with us during our year-long Centennial celebration-- hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was fabulous. Depending on ones interest there is more to see and do here than can be done in a day. It has five sections about the west plus other interactive actives. Wonderful!

Thank Barbara S
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Barbara: Thanks so much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Many guidebooks suggest this museum is a not to be missed stop if you are in Cody. You can definitely miss it. It's not particularly well set up, and you will not enjoy it at all if you don't know anything about Buffalo Bill.More

Thank Susan A
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Susan: Thanks for your feedback on the Center. We apologize that the experience was not quite what you were expecting. We strive to provide an authentic, comprehensive experience on the American West for our visitors, and we regret that we missed that mark with...More

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D1539OBjanets
Are dogs allowed
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
We are planning trip the August 2017. Are there any Buffalo Bill shows then?
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
Hows the food?
4 May 2017|
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Response from joclyn2017 | Reviewed this property |
Minimal at the center. We liked pat OHaras on the street on the way to the Center. About half mile from the center
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