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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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A truly outstanding museum

This museum rivals museums I've visited anywhere including Washington, D. C. I personally enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
SSwnto
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Brighton, Colorado, United States
Must see if you go to Cody

This is a must visit if you are in Cody. The center is really 5 museums under one roof. Has a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
georwc
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emerald hills, ca
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
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+1 307-587-4771
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This museum rivals museums I've visited anywhere including Washington, D. C. I personally enjoy the art museum the most but every section of it is great. The native American section stands out from any display I've ever seen. You really need to plan to spend...More

Thank SSwnto
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a must visit if you are in Cody. The center is really 5 museums under one roof. Has a coffee bar and snack bar too so one can stay almost all day. In 2 1/2 hrs. We saw most of 3 museums. Due...More

Thank georwc
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had visited this wonderful museum several years ago but my husband had not so we drove almost 300 miles round trip so he could visit this fantastic tribute to a great American. I had to remind him of the time to get him out...More

Thank Dee R
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Super museum excellent displays and content- only complaint is we didn't have enough time to see everything they recognise this as your ticket is good for 2 days.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The most notable section for me was the firearms portion. The largest gun collection of Winchester guns in the world. The Plains Indian museum gave a great wealth of info on their life and accoutrements. The Buffalo Bill museum gave an amazing rendition of the...More

Thank Helaine M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Enjoyed each of the five museums and the museum store! The exhibits were well done and would recommend everyone stop and enjoy this tourist attraction.

Thank 123melanieh
Reviewed 15 September 2016

There are four or five museums in one. We found the Buffalo Bill displays the most interesting. Our son liked the firearms museum a lot. Plan to spend several hours plus.

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

By far, the museum is an extraordinary place to visit. You absolutely must go, or you will have missed out on an amazing experience. All of the exhibits are fabulous. The curators, staff and members have done a stellar job of presenting the history and...More

Thank Jill W
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback-- we truly appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Center. Additionally, thank you for your kind note regarding the staff! We hope to see you again soon for our Centennial...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

THis is a first class museum (actually five in one). If you have the time, take advantage of the two-day ticket and see it in two visits, each about 3-4 hours

Thank RickoDenverCO
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We only had one day to go through the museum. It's an absolute must that you spend two days to tour it! We toured the Native American and Buffalo Bill wings and just absolutely was amazed by the professional collections on display. My husband and...More

Thank Ingelberta
CenterOfTheWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thanks so much for your great review-- we truly appreciate your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Center. Also, thank you for your kind note regarding our docents; we hope to see you again soon!

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D1539OBjanets
29 May 2017|
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Response from CenterOfTheWest | Property representative |
At this time, we only allow service animals. Hopefully this helps!
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Emkayoo
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?
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guillermoferreira49
4 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.
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