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Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody

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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. Buffalo Bill Center of the West is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Cody Edition.
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  • I have seen some collections of arms and this is one of the best. The museum was vast with themed sections that were fairly easy to navigate. The part that gave a view of the Native Americans was a pl...  more »
  • Had to come back a second time, was hard with an infant. But worth every penny. The guns, oh my goodness, the guns.  more »
  • If you are ever near Cody, Wyoming you must visit this center. It's a fantastic facility and the museums are the best. We spent over 3 hours there and didn't see everything. The staff is also very nic...  more »
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  • The gun museum is amazing - seriously if you like guns _ GO GO GO _ you could stay there for hours. The other displays are put together so well and the atmosphere is so relaxing. I loved how they treated me with respect because of my veteran status. What a great place. I have so many memories of this place as a child. I can't wait to go again.
  • Cool cool museum. If you were anywhere near Cody, Wyoming then you need to at least make a stop here. They have student discounts if you can show your id so make sure your littles and college kids bring those along. My favorite part was the Native Indian exhibit. So many cool artifacts! The gun exhibit was a close second. They also have bird shows. We got to see the owls when we went.
  • Fascinating museum that's great for adults and kids! It's several museums in one, so you can go on multiple days. Lots of hands on for the kids. There's a great snack bar (with grown up beverages!) if the kids get hungry. Bring money for the incredible gift shop!
  • 5 musuems in one! A lot to look at so take one of the free 1 hour guided tour to help know what is there. The 3 bird shows are fun and family friendly and wonderful to see! The cowboy dinner and music review is charming and is a must see! Enjoy!!!
  • A fantastic museum complex. Definitely a must see. Admission gets you in for two days which might be enough time for most people to see and enjoy all the treasures they have here.

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Where to stay in Cody

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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