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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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Awesome Museum

Visited here on a bus tour and we were limited to two hours. You could easily spend a day or two... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Trixie1953
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Huntingdon Valley, PA
Five Museums

Yes, it can easily take two days to see all five museums in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. I... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Gregory S
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Lodi, California
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two days” (331 reviews)
“natural history” (260 reviews)
“buffalo bill” (1,029 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3428
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Visited here on a bus tour and we were limited to two hours. You could easily spend a day or two here. Wonderful exhibits with great information and it really can take you back to the Old West. The natural history museum was my favorite....More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, it can easily take two days to see all five museums in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. I wish we had two days to spent. We started in the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum. You could spent three or four hours reading everything...More

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

Thanks so much for your kind review of the Center-- we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Being so near such magnificent outdoor venues such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, going "indoors" to a Museum seemed "not" to be in order. THIS PLACE deserves a VISIT!

Thank pauldi576
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The exhibits in this museum definitely kept my interest! Some are wonderfully interactive, like in the Natural History section. There is a lot of great information to orient you to the natural wonder and beauty of Yellowstone and the surrounding areas. The western art section...More

Thank Wanderfulsouls
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This museum is unbelievably huge. We allowed 2.5 hrs and didn't even get to see all of it. It was extremely clean and very organized. There is no way if you read everything that you could even cover it in one day. Employees were very...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Thank Heavens the admission price covers you for two days. There is so much to see in this wonderfully laid out museum. It looks small from the outside, but goes down and down! Apart from the Buffalo Bill section we really enjoyed the plains Indian...More

Thank DeeTa
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a highlight of the attractions in Cody, Wyoming. This is a five-section museum featuring sections on the natural history of the area, Native Americans, and the life and times of William (Buffalo Bill) Cody and his contemporaries....More

Thank Twolovetotravel2
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a great museum and must stop if you are passing through Cody, WY. Also a destination of it's own. We had been to the museum about Buffalo Bill in Golden, CO years ago, but this one is better. Interesting histories on may of...More

Thank mlbcruiser
CenterWest, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Dear mlbcruiser - Thank you so much for your in depth review of the Center of the West. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit here, and hope you can come back some day and spend some more time here! Happy travels.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Has to be one of the best museums I have visited. Five different sections all with their own appeal and charm. We started in the natural history section and found it really well presented. We all learned a lot about the wildlife of the area....More

Thank EssexRon
Center_of_the_West, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Dear EssexRon - So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit here at the Center of the West, and thank you for sharing your review. Our different museums do indeed appeal to diverse audiences and interests, don't they? I hope you come back someday to...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This Huge museum houses an enormous displsy of the life and times of Buffalo Bill Cody. The art, dioramas, and artifacts are well didplayed and very telling of the history of and around Buffalo Bill and Cody Wyoming.

Thank LEB1952
Center_of_the_West, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

So glad you enjoyed your visit here with us!

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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
3 May 2017|
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Response from joclyn2017 | Reviewed this property |
Minimal at the center. We liked pat OHaras on the street on the way to the Center. About half mile from the center
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