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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

  • 720 Sheridan Ave. Map It
  • Cody
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

This sprawling "five-in-one" complex, sometimes called the Smithsonian of the West, contains the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, and the Draper Natural History Museum. All are well organized and mount superb exhibitions in their respective subject areas. The flagship Buffalo Bill Museum puts into context the life, era, and activities of its (and its town's) namesake, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846–1917), whose numerous careers included guide, scout, actor, and entrepreneur. If you want to understand how the myth of the American West developed, this is the place to come. The other four museums—there's also a research library—are equally absorbing. Plan to spend at least four hours here—and to discover that this isn't enough time to take it all in. Luckily, your admission ticket is good for two consecutive days.

Sight Information

Address:

720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, Wyoming, 82414, USA

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Phone:

307-587–4771

Sight Details:

  • $19, good for 2 consecutive days
  • Mar., Apr. and Nov., daily 10–5; May–mid-Sept., daily 8–6; mid-Sept.–Oct., daily 8–5; Dec.–Feb., Thurs.–Sun. 10–5

Published 01/19/2016

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