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ArtiFACT: Looking for the best instructor? Look no further. [Annie Oakley shooting before 5 women, P.69.1177]
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Don't forget about our free evening lecture and book signing with author Penny Wolin tomorrow at 7 p.m. You won't want to miss out!
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WEDNESDAY-IT'S ABOUT KIDS: Have you ever wondered what a bear's-eye view of Yellowstone looks like? Find out here! http://ow.ly/wwWq303w9UI
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The National Park Service Centennial is August 25, and you're invited to the celebration! Learn more here: http://ow.ly/7JxV303tFyF
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TBT: Even dogs enjoy a little music every once in a while. http://ow.ly/VcLa303kdq7
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ArtiFACT: Looks like this bathtub is only for the bears. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/WdyR303bf4h
WATCH: Camera traps rigged to document the comings and goings at a backcountry spring uncovered new insights into bear behavior.
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Update on Berry Fire south of Yellowstone. Road south of the Park remains closed. Read on...
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TBT: Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service! [Tourists at Old Faithful Inn,1922] http://ow.ly/5VxK303waWW
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ArtiFACT: Sometimes it's better not to make eye contact. http://ow.ly/tCaP303oN7g
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WEDNESDAY-IT'S ABOUT KIDS: Watch this little bear cub put her rock climbing skills to the test! http://ow.ly/r38f303ix1Y
You have time for one too-adorable-for-words video
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TBT: Can you identify anyone in this photo? [Cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, P.6.0067] http://ow.ly/uUwf3037s3K
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720 Sheridan Ave Cody, WY 82414
720 Sheridan AvenueUSWyomingCody82414
(307) 587-4771centerofthewest.org
Arts Organization, MuseumToday 8AM–6PM
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Interactive Western museum with exhibitions dedicated to Buffalo Bill, firearms & natural history.- Google
"World-class exhibitions in the Plains Indian Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum."
"The Draper is the best natural history museum I know of."
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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
2 weeks 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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Bob Sears
a month 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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Emilie Smith
2 weeks 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
a month 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
a month 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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Ben Thompson
a month 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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Sean Galt
3 weeks ago
5 museums for the price of one...and gun nuts like me could spend a week and not catch all the odd and unique pieces displayed. Tons of information on the indigenous people of the area, and even more on Buffalo Bill himself. Plan on st le a st a full day, probably 2. Anything less and you are cheating yourself.