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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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Much better than expected

We were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the B. B. Center. It is very large and divided... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Mary A
,
Iowa
Best Gun Collection I have ever seen

A wonderful place to visit! Make sure you plan on staying here for atleast 2 days. 5 different... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
tbone59
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ellijay, ga
via mobile
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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” (342 reviews)
“natural history” (276 reviews)
“buffalo bill” (1,070 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 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 4 October 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the B. B. Center. It is very large and divided into separate museums areas by interests. Besides the museum for Buffalo Bill, there's a Native American section, art, wildlife and firearms. (I've probably forgotten something.) If...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit! Make sure you plan on staying here for atleast 2 days. 5 different "areas". The gun collection, museum of western art, the Plains Natives, natural history, and all of Buffalo Bill's displays for his Wild West shows. Your admission fees...More

Thank tbone59
Reviewed 3 October 2016

with five distinct areas covering everything from Buffalo Bill, Firearms, Art, Plains Indians and present day elk migration plan on spending multiple days. Take in the live raptor lecture. It is well worth the time.

Thank Neverabadday
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Well worth a visit to learn more about Buffalo Bill and the history of the native Americans Well set out exhibits with detailed descriptions We were led around by a very informative and friendly guide Worth a visit

Thank 508gerryl28
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We didn't have a lot of time in Cody, but this was one place we wanted to visit. It is well worth a visit, with lots of exhibits and stories, confirming many of the things I learned as a child. If you visit Cody, you...More

Thank WarwickshireMonty
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have to echo other positive reviews that this collection of five museums has something for everyone. We really enjoyed the Bill Cody museum in about 90 minutes. Then we took in most of the Natural History Museum in another hour before we went to...More

1  Thank On_the_go_with_joe_m
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

All we can say is: visit this world class museum if you can. Allow several hours. There are 5 museums here that capture the mind. Art of the West. Firearms. Natural History.

Thank Phyllis N
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Wow. A must see.. Plan on 3-4 hours to get thru it all... Lots of info and very interesting facts.. It sure makes you appreciate this area. Wear comfy shoes. There are plenty of stops to take a break and rest.

Thank kristyleestar
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Plan on spending several days in the Museum(s). All five are excellent with the best firearms and western exhibits in the world.

Thank ballhawg
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you love history of the west, you cannot miss this museum. One of the top history museums in the country. Beautiful displays, wide open space, and don't forget to visit their gift shop, complete with everything from a great selection of books, shirts, jackets,...More

Thank reddog8854
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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 Tom K | Reviewed this property |
The food is better than you'd expect. The stamp allows you to go to nearby restaurants and return, but for a quick and convenient lunch or snack while at the museum, it really is decent food.
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