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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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We learned so much at the museum. Everything was well done. The building was beautiful. I highly reccomend

Reviewed 27 June 2016
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Erie
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We learned so much at the museum. Everything was well done. The building was beautiful. I highly reccomend

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

With four different museums to explore, activities for children, and special events, this center offered exceptional value for the admission charge, which was good for two days. My husband enjoyed the museum with different firearms while I was partial to the art gallery of western art. All in all, you can easily spend two days here and would still feel... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

I have been to all major musuems in the US in big cities and some major cities in the world. This is a world class museum in a small town. A great place to explore the West. Great firearm museum.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

my wife and I spent an entire day at this museum - after seeing Yellowstone and Grant Teton this put it in perspective - both the animals and native Indian history - also learning the story of Buffalo Bill Cody was fascinating - we went to dinner at Irma's that evening and understood the history behind it - this museum... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. We love our raptors, too! Hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your travels! More 

Seattle,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for only an hour wished we could have spent the day If you are a gun collector don't miss the have 2 floors of over 3000 guns If you love Remington you need to go here largest collection of bronzes and paintings The Buffalo Bill museum can easily be don in less than an hour Cool holograph at... More 

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The Ville
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Learned a lot about Buffalo Bill Cody! 5 museums in one! AND you can come back a second day, which you might need for all the things to see and experience.

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Lawton
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was our third visit, but won`t be the last. There is so much to see that it is difficult to absorb it all. I can spend all day in the gun section while my wife checks out the art

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

Thanks for the great feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Center. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

You can be here for up to 4 hours. Several sections to see. The natural history has so many wildlife displays. The gun sections as 1000s of all types and years. The section devoted to Buffalo Bill's life was interesting. There is a dining room and small café area if you want to eat there. When you purchase your ticket... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 full days here and didn't see everything. We did the dinner and music show which was really good. Go to the front entrance they can help with getting the best deal. We added the dinner show and the trolley tour. Chuck wagon out front making beans, bisquits and coffee, all was amazing. You can use the QR... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Great museam, has a gun museum, wildlife museum, western life, Indians....lots to see. Well worth a few hours.

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