Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody

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#1 of 49 in Museums in Wyoming
Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers an extensive collection of artifacts and information about the nation's westward expansion. The center is located in the town named after Buffalo Bill and features five museums. Each focuses on a different aspect of the American West, including Native Americans of the Plains, the environment, and firearms. Other exhibits and annexes cover regional artwork and Buffalo Bill himself, plus a research library contains more than 30,000 books. Consider taking advantage of special lectures, demonstrations of western traditions, or guided tours. Before you head to Cody, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cody trip planner , to make sure you see all that Cody has to offer, including Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We've been to a lot of places and enjoy a good museum--this is one of the very best we've visited. Located just outside the downtown area of Cody Wyoming, it offers lots of free parking, including som...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We visited the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; you receive a 2-day pass; you will certainly need it to see all exhibits. This museum is very well done. Don't miss the gun exhibit (museum)!  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I visited the Buffalo Bill Center of the West 4 times while visiting a friend in Cody for a week. I have been there a few times. This time I was really impressed with the quality of the displays. I ju...  more »
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  • August 6, 2017
    How do I even start to review this amazing place. Most impressive part was the gun museum. We spent almost 2hours just in that part. My 9 and 11 year old were fascinated with the history and types of guns they had. We could have easily spent another hour in there if we did not run out of time. It's the biggest gun collection I have ever seen.
  • October 1, 2017
    Amazing exhibits!!! Tickets good for two days. Would recommend this museum. My favorite was the Western Art exhibit. Spent a total of 6 hours there. Everything professionally presented.
  • August 6, 2017
    Very impressed with the Natural History museum. So well put together. If you have kids you will be impressed with the interactive components in all the museum's. I really enjoyed the Buffalo Bill museum. So much to see and read. I highly recommend.
  • August 31, 2017
    Great way to spend the day. They actually give you a two-day pass for the price if entry. So much to see. Amazing collection of guns. The Bill Cody Museum was fun. Loved the Indian exhibit as well.
  • July 14, 2017
    This is a pretty amazing museum. I am not particularly into old western culture, but this museum represents an amazing collection, spanning a broad range of topics. In addition to covering Buffalo Bill, it includes sections on local wildlife and conservation, the first museum curator who more or less invented wildlife documentaries, an amazing gun collection and history, and a traditional art gallery with both modem and classic art of the west. Overall this is a stunning collection with great presentation. The museum will take at least 3 hours and you could easily spend a full day if you really loved a topic covered. I subtract one star because I really don't love this type of content, cool yes, but I don't love it.

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Cody may be a cowboy town, but its accommodations include everything from plush hotels to modern bed and breakfasts. For an ultimate "Wild West" experience, try to arrange a stay at a rustic mountain cabin or a working ranch just outside the city. If you wish to avoid the crowds or simply need more of your own space, reserve one of the city's Victorian rental homes. Cody's value motels allow you to stay more economically; they make up in mountain views what they lack in amenities.
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