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Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, Golden

(4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Sitting at 2,248 m (7,375 ft) high up in the Rockies, Buffalo Bill Memorial 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. Our Golden itinerary builder makes visiting Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum and other Golden attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Lots of history here. Also great views. It's a very quick trip from Denver for those in a hurry. Well worth the drive in my opinion. 
  • We stopped here and got a some hot choc. Everyone was very friend and helpful. Would stop again because of the hospitality. 
  • A lot of information on early 20th century west. We had a good time but were restricted by some time constraints. 
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  • This museum has 5 museums they are Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indians Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Draper Natural History Museum, and the Cody Firearms Museum.These museums are about the history of cowboys and Indians. It has a lot of old guns,Indian antiques,cowboy artifacts and any other wild wild west artifacts. This place is all about Buffalo Bills life. Buffalo bill was ready to explore the Wild Wild West so he came to Colorado. On June 3, 1917,he was buried on Lookout Mountain, in Golden, Colorado on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, and the the Great Plains. This museum is the oldest one in the West. His first name is Cody. He received the nickname "Buffalo Bill" after the American Civil War, since he had to work for the Kansas Pacific Railroad workers supplying them with buffalo meat. He killed over 4,282 buffalo in 18 months. Cody became world famous for Buffalo Bill's Wild West, which is a show that which traveled around the United States, Great Britain and Europe.
  • The area is beautiful. I love the gift shop here. They have lots of beautiful things with very good price.
  • Great scenery!!! Kids enjoyed the gift shop. Fudge is ok at shop is ok, little dry for me. Receptionist at museum very friendly and informative. Kids enjoyed the "dress up" area. Closes early is downside.
  • Gorgeous area I could see why he may have wanted to be laid to rest here. Entertaining for children also
  • I moved from Souther utah to KC Missouri, on my journey, I stopped to see my ancestry of Buffalo Bill. He is my distant relative on my mom's side. It was amazing and beautifully breathtaking to see the what my uncle down the line did back in the day. I will be stopping again when I go to visit back home.