Buffalo Bill Center of the West

720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY - 82414

Type: History Museums
(307) 587-4771
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The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, located in Cody, Wyoming, is a world-renowned museum complex dedicated to preserving and celebrating the legacy of the American West. Established in 1917, the center is named in honor of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the legendary frontiersman, showman, and Wild West icon.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West comprises five distinct museums, each focusing on different aspects of Western history, art, culture, and natural science. These museums include the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Draper Natural History Museum, and the Cody Firearms Museum.

The Buffalo Bill Museum provides insights into the life and times of Buffalo Bill Cody, showcasing artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia related to his colorful career as a buffalo hunter, Pony Express rider, scout, and founder of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

The Whitney Western Art Museum houses an extensive collection of Western art, including works by renowned artists such as Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Albert Bierstadt. The museum's galleries feature paintings, sculptures, and other artworks that depict the landscapes, wildlife, and people of the American West.

The Plains Indian Museum explores the rich and diverse cultures of the Plains Indian tribes, showcasing artifacts, clothing, weapons, and ceremonial objects that highlight their traditions, customs, and history.

The Draper Natural History Museum focuses on the natural world of the American West, with exhibits on wildlife, geology, ecology, and conservation. Visitors can learn about the region's diverse ecosystems, including its iconic wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves, and bison.

The Cody Firearms Museum is one of the most comprehensive collections of American firearms in the world, featuring thousands of historic firearms and related artifacts spanning centuries of gun-making history.

Together, these museums offer visitors a comprehensive and immersive experience that explores the many facets of the American West, from its storied past to its vibrant present. Whether interested in history, art, culture, or natural science, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West provides a rich and rewarding journey through the heart of the American frontier.

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Opening Hours March – April: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.(Daily)
May – September 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.(Daily)
September 16 – October 31: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.(Daily)
November: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.(Daily)
December – February: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.(Thursday – Sunday)
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Ticket Fees Adults: $19
Senior (65 & older): $18
Students (18 & older with valid student ID): $16
Youth (ages 6 – 17): $12
Children (ages 5 & under): Free
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Year Established 1917

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