Buffalo Bill Center of the West


The Buffalo Bill Museum first opened in 1927 in a log cabin in downtown Cody. Today, it’s part of a complex of five Western-themed museums. Here you can learn about the history of the American cowboy, dude ranching, Western conservation, frontier entrepreneurship, and Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody—town founder, buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout, Pony Express rider, and Wild West Show founder.

Exhibits in the Draper Natural History Museum, Plains Indian Museum, and Whitney Western Art Museum lend still more insight into local culture and wildlife. The Cody Firearms Museum has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of American guns. The center also hosts lectures, readings, workshops, and film screenings, and the large gift shop is filled with souvenirs, fine art, and housewares.


720 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, Wyoming 82414


44.52599000, -109.07343000

Open Hours

Mar.--Apr., Nov. daily 10--5; May 1--Sept. 15, daily 8--6; Sept. 15--Oct. 31, daily 8--5; Dec.--Feb Thurs.--Sun. 10--5
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(307) 587-4771

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