History comes to life at the iconic Historic Cody Mural and Museum, where you can learn all about the Mormon pioneers of the 1800s - who they were and how they lived!
The museum itself offers the opportunity to see up closer original works by local artists that depict the experience of Mormon pioneers as they survived (and eventually thrived!) in the wilds of the Cody region of Wyoming.
The museum exhibits host a number of historic artifacts, including photos of the original settlers of the area. Kids can learn all about the building of the Sidon Canal and even hear firsthand stories of pioneer sacrifice and faith.
Kids always love the touch-screen displays and you can also enjoy seeing a seven-minute video.
Want to learn more about your family? The Historic Cody Mural and Museum have four interactive kiosks where you can explore your family histories!
Some of the highlighs in the museum is the bronze bust of Abraham O Woodruff, who was the main motivating force in the settlement of the Big Horn Basin.
Another highlight of the Historic Cody Mural and Museum are the hand-forget iron horse hobbles.
Kids, did you know that hobbles are still used today to secure a horse when you don't have a post or a tree to tie it up to?
Today they are more then often made of leather or rope, but the iron hobbles you'll see in the museum were used over a century ago!
Another amazing item you'll see in the museum is a first edition Book of Mormon! Translated by Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon was first printed all the way back in March 1830, and just 5,000 copies were created in that first printing. The one you'll see here is one of the few on display in the USA.
Of course, you have to stop to look at the historic mural too. The mural was rreated to tell the story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which includes the westward expansion of the Mormon pioneers. Kids always love seeing the mural up close as its so rich in color, content and history!
A wonderful free admission day out in Cody filled with history and art, and great for families too!
Tours of the Historic Cody Mural and Museum are largely self-guided, allowing you to explore and learn more about the art and artifacts on display. Trained docent church service missionaries are available to answer questions and are happy to share information about any of the items you see.
Allow at least 20-30 minutes to explore the museum but some people have stayed as long as two hours!
There are so many places to eat in Cody! Just grab something before or after your visit
If you are traveling from Powell, WY., on U.S. Highway 14A, turn left onto 19th Street, then right onto Wyoming Avenue. The chapel is on the right. From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, proceed east on Sheridan Avenue and turn left on 16th Street. Take the second right onto Wyoming Avenue. The church is on your left.
Just give them a call if you have questions about the accessibility! They will be happy to help
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9am - 7pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays by appointment only.
Open from Memorial Day through the last Friday in September
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