The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Golden

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Sitting at 2,248 m (7,375 ft) high up in the Rockies, The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave 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 The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and beyond, use our Golden tour planning website to get the most from your Golden vacation.
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  • Great little museum w reasonable tkt price. Lots of memorabilia from Bill’s long and eventful life, carefully annotated and displayed. News to me was his progressive attitude towards women and Native ...  more »
  • We did not do the museum. Walked up to the grave. It's a grave. Great views from the parking lot. Be sure to take a left out of the parking lot and take the winding road down. It's beautiful and fun t...  more »
  • We ended up the excursion at Buffalo Bill museum and grave spot. This is a great place to learn about native american culture and wild west lifestyle. Perfect to visit during fall.  more »
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  • As far as the museum goes, I give it 5 stars. Wonderful remodeled museum displaying the life & legacy of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Admission is approx. $5, varying on if you are a senior, child, or adult. As far at the grave goes, I give it 4 stars. While it was interesting & historic, the viewing machine was out of order. Don't visit the grave first like I did. I at first assumed he was one of those "macho" soldiers in the Indian Wars, & that he was a gun loving, Native American hater. I was happily mistaken, & revisited his grave with much respect for him as I found in the museum that he was an abolitionist, trailblazer, women's rights supporter, & close friend to Native American tribes. As far as the restaurant goes, I give it 1 star. I didn't even eat there, but I saw the "cook" touching the food with his bare hands. I put cook in quotation marks because the menu was just frozen store bought stuff! I can't say much better for the gift shop... very tacky. Overall, I give this complex 3 stars, but an overall 4 to 5 stars for the museum & grave.
  • If you are in Golden make the 10 minute trip up to the museum and grave. It is some fantastic artifacts and tells the story of William Cody's traveling show which is a part of American history. The museum does a fantastic job with showcasing the artifacts in the exhibits. The grave site sits on prefect vantage point and I can see why Cody wanted this to be his final resting place.
  • Pretty neat views and a convenient stop. The food and drinks are great, but as others have said... Pricey.
  • I thought buffalo bill was just something created by Holliwood but by visiting this museum we learned of this character and life in the Old West. They have to visit this place it is very interesting
  • A stop on my roadtrip. Beautiful views. A must see for any Buffalo Bill enthusiast. I know why William Cody fell in love with the area. The museum has so many wonderful artifacts, definitely a must see.

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