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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428 (Formerly Buffalo Bill Historical Center)
Phone Number:
+1 307-587-4771
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mar 1 – Apr 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

May 1 – Sep 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m....

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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Great Collections at the Buffalo Bill Center

We spent an afternoon at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West while on a recent Western vacation. After decades between visits we could easily see that all 5 collections at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We spent an afternoon at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West while on a recent Western vacation. After decades between visits we could easily see that all 5 collections at the Center have grown both is size and quality. Highly recommended; photography is permitted. Be sure to book 1/2 day to do justice to the collections.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

If the kids are bored or it is raining on your trip to Cody going to Yellowstone Park; stop and enjoy this great place....Make sure you have a good 4-6 hours..There is so much to see...And if the man who loves guns from years past; one area that has every kind; it is here...There is a food place; a gift... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Excellent for buffalo bill history and Indian history and culture and natural history and also firearms history. Everything was really interesting a must in Cody.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Try to allow for no less than 2 hours for your visit. Very interesting and if you happen to enjoy anything about guns from way back to modern times, one section of the museum had rooms full of hand and long guns from all over the world. A true collectors dream! Children and adults will find this place amazing!

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Guadiaro, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The museum layout is great and very clear to understand. The exhibits are professionally shown and interesting. The gun section is overwhelming especially to those who are anti guns but even so it has to be said that it is impressive. The other sections of the museum are informative and there is a feeling of clear and concise information. Entrance... More 

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CenterWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Center. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Eagle, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Excellent museum. Ticket is good for 2 days. We actually split it up and did part in the morning and then went back in the afternoon for more. Great place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Overwhelming! So much to see! We had a two day ticket and we could have spent another two days browsing through this huge museum. Loved it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Sad I came early but just before the performance started the participants set up canopies blocking the view of the audience.

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Ash Grove, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This place was amazing. Fantastic firearms museum. The other 4 museums were great. Food was good. A gem of a find out in the west. Will definitely go back on vacations in the future.

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Thanks for your wonderful feedback! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Very historic. Beautiful facility. Extremely cool. Loved the guns and Buffalo Bill the best. An all day event or two for sure

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Thanks for your great feedback! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Center. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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