Buffalo Bill Historical Center - Cody Museum

Buffalo Bill Historical Center


The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, in Cody, Wyoming, celebrates the Spirit of the American West by sharing the stories, past and present, of the western experience. Explore everything from history and myth, natural history and Native culture, to art and firearms technology.

  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center is found in Cody, Wyoming and displays many aspects of the Old West focusing on Cody's celebrated town founder 'Buffalo Bill'
  • It is just $18 for adults to view this world-renowned center with houses five separate museums.
  • See fascinating Western artefacts, fine art and photography.

Learn about our namesake, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, his Wild West show, and the West he knew and loved. Delve into the natural history of the Greater Yellowstone region to enhance your trip to Yellowstone National Park. Discover the art of the West through stunning, priceless masterworks of painting and sculpture. Share the life stories—the culture, history, and art—of the Northern Plains Indian peoples and hear these stories in their own voices. Tour the most comprehensive collection of American-made firearms in the world. The West, with its rich history, fascinating natural environment, and diverse cultural heritage, comes alive at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Overview

Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a world-renowned museum examining the personal and public life of W.F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody (1846-1917). Buffalo Bill was a huge influence on Cody, from building irrigation systems to developing Cody's famous rodeos with his Wild West Show. His story is presented in the context of the history and myth of the American West and is highly regarded as a leading authority. The center houses five different museums and a research library.

Location/Direction 

The center is located 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming. For more information contact on 307-587-4771 and start planning your trip!

Hours/Seasons

  • March-April: 10am-5pm
  • May-September 15: 8am-6pm
  • September 16-October 31: 8am-5pm
  • November: 10am-5pm
  • December-February: 10am-5pm Thursday through Sunday

Fees/Cost

Adult tickets are $18. Seniors (65 and older) are $16. Students are $14. Youth (ages 6-17) are $10. Children (5 and under) are free. Members enter for free.

More Info

The collections at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center include fascinating artifacts, fine art and photography interpreting all aspects of the American West. Fascinating programs bring the past to life.


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