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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
+1 307-587-4771
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5 Museums in One!

Very interesting place, with a lot to see and ample parking. Well worth the entry. A don't miss if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Lots of museums to choose from!

Beautiful place with so much to see! Lots of museums to choose from inside one location. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Irvine, Kentucky
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Hours: Mar 1 – Apr 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily May 1 – Sep 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Sep 16 – Oct 31: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Nov 1 – 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Dec 1 – Feb 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience-history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone-into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for four years running.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
+1 307-587-4771
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting place, with a lot to see and ample parking. Well worth the entry. A don't miss if you're in Cody.

Thank hillyreps
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place with so much to see! Lots of museums to choose from inside one location. The firearms museum was of particular interest to us. It could literally take you days to see each museum within the building.

Thank Kimberlou
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Five museums in one for $19 and can be accessed for that price over a two day period. The gift shop is nice but I don't shop much. Each museum inside the center was good to great with education as a theme. Hope to return...More

Thank ttiffin
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a complex of 5 museums all connected with 1 entrance fee good for 2 days. if you have only 1 day like we had you can see at least all the high lights this complex is a world class facility

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 6 days ago

Though named after Buffalo Bill Cody, this museum has extensive collections on the Plains Indians, natural history of the region, historic firearms, wonderful artworks including original pieces by Frederick Remington, and, of course, an exhaustive history of Buffalo Bill. This stop is well worth several...More

Thank ricetom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

5 museums in one! Can't get any better than that! We loved the Cody Firearms Museum and we spent all day here! Also did the dinner and show which was fantastic!

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must see in Cody. The 5 separate museums are world class. I have been to museum at least 7-8 times and I never tire of it. The WHITNEY is a favorite. I was a little disappointed this time because a fair amount...More

Thank 215Brian
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has everything you ever wanted to know about Buffalo Bill and his life. It's extremely informative about the various indian tribes he encountered and worked with.

Thank Charlene F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing you need to know is that back in the day Buffalo Bill was pretty much the most famous person in the entire world. Why he was famous and what he did, is what this museum will tell you. There is also a great...More

Thank rosiefromlondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

They advertise 5 museums under one roof. Make it sounds bigger than actually is. 2 hours is enough to see everything... and most of the things are some photocopies and reproductions... really not worth to pay $20 for entrance.

Thank hitulu
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29 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
At this time, we only allow service animals. Hopefully this helps!
7 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
The Center of the West actually has many events and shows daily! Is there is specific show or attraction you were hoping to see?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
The food is better than you'd expect. The stamp allows you to go to nearby restaurants and return, but for a quick and convenient lunch or snack while at the museum, it really is decent food.