Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Golden

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Sitting at 2,248 m (7,375 ft) high up in the Rockies, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum holds memorabilia, Wild West artifacts, and the gravesite of Buffalo Bill Cody. Here you'll learn about the life and legacy of the famous scout and showman. See the hat Cody wore at his last performance, the head of the last buffalo he shot, and the peace pipe that belonged to Lakota Sioux holy man Sitting Bull. You'll have the chance to listen to genuine recordings of Buffalo Bill from 1912 and browse through weapons of cowboys and Native Americans from that era. Kids can experience what it's like to be a cowhand at an interactive area featuring cowboy clothing, lassos, and saddles. For Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and beyond, use our Golden tour planning website to get the most from your Golden vacation.
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  • Okay so I wasn't that interested in this or keen to go but I'm glad I did. The museum was interesting informative, comprehensive but not boring with good exhibits. The grave is there if you want a loo...  more »
  • What a pleasant finding on the way up the scenic mountain road. Buffalo Bill's grave site is a reminder to us of the long forgotten story of our country's past. Along side the grave items is a museum ...  more »
  • Nice course. Museum very informative and entertaining. The tomb's not to be missed. You can find many refreshments in the Café. The tour takes ca 1 h price for Museum very cheap. Absolute recommendation for the Denver stay.
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  • Definitely a fun place for both adults and kids! The views are amazing, even with bad weather, and the museum & cafe are cool experiences! The museum has a TON of artifacts and does a good job of keeping people interested. There’s also a small area for kids that has dress up items, a pretend horse, a calf, and everything they’ll need to practice their lassoing. The attendants were very knowledgeable and even more kind! It’s a member of the Blue Star Program, so military families get in for free! The attached cafe is a lot of fun within itself. They have foods like fries, burgers, and coffee, and there’s ice cream & root beer floats for dessert. There are a handful of tables, but it never seems to be a problem finding a seat. It’s attached to the gift shop, so it’s pretty busy.
  • I could not believe how much history there was in such a moderately sized museum. The vista was stunning as well and the site of the grave perfect for such an historical figure. I also was happy that my misinformed past, believing he killed buffalo by the millions, has been corrected. William Cody was a true American pioneer and protector of buffalo, the environment and our great Indian brethren. May he rest in peace forever.
  • We really enjoyed our visit. The staff were very friendly and informative. Very reasonably priced as well. I think we paid $5 apiece so good value.
  • Beautiful hardly begins to describe the view from Buffalo Bill's resting place. Wonderful cafe and a gift shop that truly does have something for everyone. Thoroughly enjoyable and educational at the same time.
  • This is at the top of a hill that overlooks Golden, Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines. It snowed the day we were there, but the hike was worth it. Great gift shop with all kinds of stuff. Well worth the climb.
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