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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious 2012 National Tour Association’s Award for “favorite museum for groups.”

Hours of operation

May – September 15   8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

September 16 – October 31   8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

November  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

December – February  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday

March – April   10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily


Adult   $19.50

Senior Citizens (65 & older)    $18.50

Student (18 & older with valid student I.D.)     $18.00

Youth (6-17)    $13.00

Children (5 & under)    Free

Phone: (307) 587-4771

Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414

Email: [email protected]

Web Address: http://www.centerofthewest.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centerofthewest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/centerofthewest

Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center

Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center

The Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest concrete dam in the world when completed in 1910 and is a National Civil Engineering Landmark. The visitor center offers educational exhibits about the building of the dam and bringing water to the Bighorn Basin. RV parking is available and a shuttle service is provided to the center. Travel information, Cody event tickets, public restrooms, and breathtaking views are just a few of the reasons to visit the Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center. Located 6 miles west of Cody on Hwy 14/16/20. May & Sept: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm; June-Aug: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm, Free Admisssion.

6 miles West of Cody | (307) 527-6076 | Visit Official Website

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By Western Hands Design Museum

The By Western Hands Western Design Museum features original Thomas Molesworth furniture as well as other western furniture designs. The museum’s focus is to educate, promote and preserve iconic American functional art and allow its rich history to be shared and appreciated. Open to the public, admission is free. Summer: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Fall, Winter and Spring: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

(307)586-1755 | Visit Official Website

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Cody Coutnry Art League

Cody Country Art League

Non-profit art gallery featuring art work and fine crafts of regional artists and artisans. Original art, pottery, photography, wood, mosaics and jewelry with shows monthly. Representing over 135 artisits.   Summer: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Winter: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm Free admission.

Cody - In Town | (307) 587-3597 | Visit Official Website

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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

Stroll through history while viewing over a thousand relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including the War of Independence, the Gold Rush Era, the US Civil War, the Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, the Roaring 20s, and World War II. Open May through September: daily, 9am-9pm. Free admission, donations appreciated.

(307) 587-3344 | Visit Official Website

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Cody Heritage Museum

Cody Heritage Museum

YESTERDAY’S CODY TODAY …  A BRIDGE FROM PAST TO PRESENT. A group of dedicated local citizens began planning the Cody Heritage Museum in 2007 and it recently opened in mid-May of this year. It is located in the historic DeMaris House in downtown Cody, at the southwest corner of Sheridan and 11th Street.  The DeMaris house was built in 1907 by Charles DeMaris, a Montana rancher who visited the Cody area for his health in 1883 and later settled three miles west of Cody along the Stinking Water (Shoshone) River at the hot springs which bear his name. Charles and his wife Nellie moved into town when their son, Bill, was about 6 and was the first family dwelling on this entire end of downtown Cody. The house has been totally renovated by the CHM Board, thanks to the generous contributions from the Cody community, including a new roof; new scalloped shingles on the east and west sides; re-pointing of the brick both inside and out, and the painting of the brick. A new foundation under the entire house was also added.  The museum displays occupy the ground floor, with the Board offices and work area on the upper floor.  The displays, rear entry, and restroom are all ADA-compliant. The Museum focus areas include:  Town founding, early town & area businesses, Ranching/Farming/Agriculture, Oil & Gas/Railroads, Tourism/Rodeo/Cowboys, and Early Cody Families.  The design of the displays is chronological, from the pre-settlement era through the town establishment, WWI & WWII and on through the 1950s. May 21 – September, Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM, Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM Winter Hours: By Appointment    

(307)586-4272 | Visit Official Website

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Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

The Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center tells the stories of Japanese Americans confined there during World War II. The National Historic Site includes a museum, original camp structures, walking trail and military memorial. Located between Cody and Powell along Hwy 14A, off Road 19 Open May 15 through September: daily, 10am-5pm October through May 14: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm Adults $9.00 Seniors/Students $7.00 11 & younger free Call for group rates.

Powell, 14 miles East of Cody | (307) 754-8000 | Visit Official Website

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Historic Cody Mural and Museum

Beautiful mural completed in 1951, depicts scenes of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Newly renovated museum shares the hardships the Mormon pioneers experienced settling the Big Horn Basin. May 13 – September 27: Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun 3-7pm Free admission.

Cody - In Town | (307) 587-3290 | Visit Official Website

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Homesteader Museum

Step back in time and experience the bygone eras of the early to mid 20th century. Explore the world of pioneers, visit renovated homesteader cabins, climb aboard a caboose, view special exhibits and much more. Join the fun at Homesteader Days, the first Saturday after Labor Day. Open February through May: Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm June through December: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm June through August: Sat, 10am-2pm. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Powell - In Town | (307) 754-9481 | Visit Official Website

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Meeteetse Museums

Meeteetse Museums is comprised of three museums – the Meeteetse Museum and Charles Belden Museum of Western Photography located at 1947 State Street, and the Bank Museum, located at 1033 Park Ave., which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museums contain an extensive collection of historic items and archives from the town of Meeteetse, the Greybull and Wood River valleys and southern Park County. Featured items include photographs and personal effects of Charles Belden (who documented life on the famous Pitchfork Ranch during the early twentieth century), “Little Wahb,” one of the largest grizzly bears taken in the Yellowstone ecosystem, Mike Crocker’s “Grand Slam” of North American wild sheep, antique sheep wagons, and the endangered Black-Footed Ferret Exhibit. Programming includes permanent and temporary exhibits, educational seminars, culturally-based entertainment, and organized tours to significant archaeological and historical destinations near Meeteetse. Open February through April: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm May through September: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm October through December 22: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm Closed January. Free admission.

Meeteetse - In Town | (307) 868-2423 | Visit Official Website

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Old Trail Town & Museum of the Old West

Step back in time to the Old West of the 1890’s at Old Trail Town. Located on the original site of historic Cody, Wyoming. Historic Cemetery, Jeremiah Johnston’s Grave, 27 Historic Buildings, Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Cabin. The Old West as it Really Was. Open May 15 through September: daily, 8am-6pm. Adults: $10.00 Seniors (65 & over): $9.00 Children 6-12 years: $5.00 Children 5 & younger: Free

Cody - In town | (307) 587-5302 | Visit Official Website

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