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A nifty new program from the folks at the Field Museum. Check it out!
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How do the Yellowstone area fires of 2016 compare to the fires of 1988? Our friend Lew Freedman tells us...
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National Medal of Arts winners; take a look....
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What you may not have known about Longmire author Craig Johnson from our friends at True West magazine...
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Wednesday-It's About Kids: Want to do something fun with your smartphone? Check out this new app!
Cody, Wyoming was founded in 1896 by the living legend, Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, who at the age of 41 was one of the most famous men in the world. Walk through downtown Cody and travel back to the frontier days, exploring sites such as:.
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Uhmmm...guess who's on the list? Cody, Wyoming! Thanks to our galleries, our artist community, our art patrons, and the Center of the West!
Discover creative, offbeat and inspiring art scenes across the country.
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Our bald eagle, Jade, with some intruders in the enclosure. From our Draper Museum Raptor Experience folks...
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Last night for Dan Miller's Cowboy Music Revue is Friday, September 30. Make your reservations before the season is over!
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Keep this link handy for Wyoming road conditions. Beartooth Pass is currently closed (1 PM). For Yellowstone, see nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/conditions.
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artiFACT: Cliffhangers. [Carl Rungius. The Mountaineers - Big Horn Sheep on Wilcox Pass, 1912. Gift of Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. 16.93.1]
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TBT: Hoofin' it... [Pitchfork Ranch cattle trailing down Sunshine Creek toward the railroad. MS3 Charles Belden Collection. PN.67.228 a]
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From our friend Bill Sniffin--we think he likes us!
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720 Sheridan Ave Cody, WY 82414
720 Sheridan AvenueUSWyomingCody82414
(307) 587-4771centerofthewest.org
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Interactive Western museum with exhibitions dedicated to Buffalo Bill, firearms & natural history.- Google
"Super friendly staff."
"The firearms museum is worth the price of the ticket."
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Amanda Wilkerson
a month ago
This place is AWESOME!!! You get two days for the admission but we were just going through and stopped in (which is hard to do since you want to spend more time there) so we didn't get to see everything. It's really 4 museums and they are good ones. My hubby salivated at the guns in the firearm museum and I really enjoyed the natural history and Buffalo Bill portions with the toddler in the complimentary stroller. It was so good that we are planning on going back on our next trip but this time we will stay in Cody and spend 2 days seeing everything. (Also, see the super beautiful garden in the center part. It is gorgeous.)
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J N
a month ago
As a former history curator, I have wanted to visit this museum complex for a many years and it did not dissapoint. World-class exhibitions in the Plains Indian Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum. Enjoyed the firearms collection although the interpretive elements are mostly technical and not aimed at a general audience. The art collection is also top-notch and well-presented. I especially enjoyed the sections on how artists played a role in the development and public perception of Yellowstone. I didnt have enough time to visit the natural history wing so cannot comment there. Our visit was 7 hrs including a break for lunch so you definitely need a full day to visit but not neccesarily 2 days. The gift shop had a great book section (in the back), but was rather lackluster otherwise. The restaurant was more like a snack bar/salad bar that seemed expensive and unappealing. We opted to walk 5 minutes down the street to MoJoe's cafe which had better options.
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Zachary S
a month ago
This place is a must see for any trip to Wyoming. The life of Buffalo Bill was a very fascinating one and you can't miss their firearms displays which are some of the best I've ever seen. I was brought here as a child and I've since brought my children here. This is one great museum.
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Emilie Smith
a month ago
What an awesome place! There was a ton to do for a reasonable price and it broke up the looong drive to Yellowstone Park. There are guided trail rides on horses with good looking cowbows;)
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Frederick Breedon
2 months ago
Incredible museum. Really five impressive museums in one. The firearm museum is probably the finest museum of its kind in the world. You could easily spend 2 days in this museum and not see everything. The natural history museum is the same calibre as a Smithsonian museum, but smaller. Ticket prices are good for two consecutive days. If you're within traveling distance consider a membership. Just a little more than tickets for the whole family but good for the whole year. Really a fascinating place. Worth a visit!
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Brian Bialik
2 months ago
The finest museum I have ever been too, the museum was set up very well and the firearm section is so nice, it is out of this world. Plan a full day to see it all and plan two days if you really want to take it all in. Very clean and the staff was wonderful.
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Bob Sears
2 months ago
One of the better museums I have been to. Very modern and updated spaces with interactive exhibits. I learned a lot about Buffalo Bill and how he shaped our view of that era in our history. Really informative about Native American history. And the gun collection is spectacular. Too much to see in one day. There is an over priced snack shop inside if you're hungry.
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Ben Thompson
2 months ago
We were very surprised to find such a high quality museum in Cody, WY. The exhibits were very well done, the facility is new, clean and well appointed, the topic areas to see capture your attention for hours. We started with the gentleman outside by the chuck wagon and tee-pees. He was very knowledgeable telling us how chuck wagons worked while serving us sample staples from the time of beans and biscuits, which were delicious. Inside, there is 5 museums in one. We enjoyed the shooting gallery games in the gun exhibit section, skipped the art section although we heard there was a cool interactive art exhibit in the back, really liked the hologram display in the Buffalo Bill Cody section, and enjoyed the displays about the native american tribes of the era. Unfortunately, we only made it halfway through the natural history section before we had to leave but would have loved to spend more time in there. It was really cool and better than the Natural History Museum in Washington DC, albeit much smaller. This is definitely worth the stop even if you are not museum people like we aren't.
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