How does going back about 100 years to the Wild West sound? If you fancy spending the day with the infamous W.F “Buffalo Bill” Cody, then we hope you have your trusty steed ready!
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West captures the true essence of the American West, and the life of Buffalo Bill. Myth and legend? Or true outlaw....you decide. The five museums within the centre cover all aspects of the American Frontier during the time of Buffalo Bill - from the plants and wildlife around Yellowstone Country, to the intricate and fascinating cultures and traditions of the Northern Plains Indian people. There is even an extensive firearm gallery showcasing firearms across history.
The main museum is that of Buffalo Bill - did you know he was a showman, townfounder, and even an actor!? Here you can really experience life on the dude ranch as an American cowboy.
The Plains Indian Museum is an important outlet to learn about the history of America - here the lives of the Plains Indian are really brought to life! Crawl into a teepee, discover what they used to wear, and make....and how they lived their lives out on the often dangerous plains.
The design of the museums are fun, yet spot on in capturing what life would have been like on the final frontier.
Think you would have been able to handle it!? Well, try standing face to face with a family of Bison, or learning exactly how tough life was out in the late 19th century! We dare you!
$15 (Ages 6 -17) $20 students
$21 for seniors / AAA members $1 discount off adult price, 2 adults per group.
If you buy a general admission ticket, it is valid for two consecutive days. Also make sure you check out the calendar of events on the website to make sure you don’t miss any great exhibitions or events!
The museum complex is home to a great eatery where you can find a range of sandwiches, salads, as well as a coffee bar. Life in the wild west can certainly work up an appetite!
Aren’t you lucky that Cody sits near some of the most scenic drives in the US! If you are coming from the north, why not take the picturesque alternative and take the Beartooth Scenic Byway (US 212) and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (US 296). From the south, why not give the Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway (US 16) a go? For more detailed directions visit the official website.
There are a variety of educational programs for teachers and students. These range from guided and self-guided tours of the museums, to even skyping lessons into the classroom. For more detail, visit the website. They also offer exciting field trips out into the Greater Yellowstone region. Camping in the forest surrounded by the beautiful wildlife is the ultimate way to learn!
Well, you will have to be more specific because there is so much to choose from! Books, clothing, movies, gifts, art, jewelry, toys and much much more are available in the Center. Your biggest decision will be how much to buy!
Everyone is more than welcome to visit as the Center is fully accessible, and also has wheelchairs available for free on a first come, first serve basis.
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Opening range from 8am to 10am with 5pm close (6pm May to September) 3pm close Christmas Eve
Open year round but closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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