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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

Admission

Adult   $18.00y

Senior Citizens (65 & older)    $16.00y

Student (18 & older with valid student I.D.)     $14.00y

Youth (6-17)    $10.00y

Children (5 & under)    Freey

Phone: (307) 587-4771y

Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414y

Email: info@centerofthewest.org

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 dam in the world when completed in 1920 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 Admission.

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

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Cody Coutnry Art League

Cody Country Art League

Located in the Cody Chamber of Commerce building, the Cody Country Art League displays original works of art by local artists. You will find unique gift ideas, one-of-a-kind collectibles, paintings, photography, pottery and woodworking. As a non-profit organization, supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, they offer ongoing and affordable educational programs for all ages and abilities. Summer hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am–3pm. Winter hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Free admission.

Cody, Cody - In town | 307) 587-3597 | Visit Official Website

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Pistol from the Dug up Gun Museum

Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

Stroll through history while viewing hundreds of 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 daily May-September, 9am-9pm. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Cody, Cody - In town | (307) 587-3344 | Visit Official Website

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Sample Mural - Cody Mural Visitor Center

Cody Mural Visitor Center

The magnificent Cody Mural covers a domed ceiling of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The mural is 36 feet in diameter and 18 feet to the top of the dome. Perfectly blended into the mural are selected historical scenes from the first seventy years of the Church. In an adjoining part of the building, displays and art tell the story of the colonization of the Bighorn Basin in Wyoming. June-Aug: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 3-7pm; Sept 1-15 Mon-Sun 10am-4pm. Free admission.

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

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Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

The Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center teaches the timeliness of the moving stories of those incarcerated at Heart Mountain during World War II and includes exhibits that showcase the denial of basic rights to people of Japanese ancestry by the U.S. government following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Told from the perspective of the internees, exhibits highlight their pre-war lives on the West Coast, forced evacuation and travel to Heart Mountain, and where they settled into their barracks and lives as prisoners. Visitors to this National Historic Landmark can also take a self-guided walking tour of the site. ADA accessible. Located between Cody and Powell along Hwy 14A, off Road 19. Open daily June 1 – October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open Wednesday – Saturday October 15 – May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults $7, Seniors/Students $5, 12 & younger free. Call for group rates.

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

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Homesteader Musuem

Homesteader Museum

Step back in time and experience a bygone era. The museum covers one city block and includes two renovated pioneer cabins, a caboose to climb aboard and much more! Join the fun at Homesteader Days, the first Saturday after Labor Day. Open Mid-March-May: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; June-Dec: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; June-Sept: Sat 10am-2pm; Jan-Mid-March by appointment only. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Powell, Powell, Wyoming | (307) 754-9481 | Visit Official Website

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Meeteetse Museum

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. Open Feb-April: Tues-Sat 10am-3pm; May-Oct: Mon-Sat 9:30am-4pm, Sun12-4pm; Nov-Dec 22 Tues-Sat 10am-3pm; closed January. Free admission.

Meeteetse , Meeteetse | (307) 868-2423 | Visit Official Website

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Old Trail Town & Museum

Old Trail Town & Museum of the Old West

Step back in time to the Old West of the 1890s. Located on the original town site of Cody City, Old Trail Town features 26 authentic, old west structures furnished with artifacts and antiques of the day. Visit the gravesites of Jeremiah “Liver-Eating” Johnston along with other notorious characters. Get the feel of yesterday at this one-of-a-kind museum for the entire family. May 15-Sept open daily 8am-7pm. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children 6-12 years $4, 5 & younger free.

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

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Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Tecumseh’s Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Thousands of miniature figures trace the history of Wyoming and Montana from the 1600s to the late 1890s at the indoor village located near the Cody rodeo grounds and Old Trail Town. A train winds through the scenes, and visitors can push a button to operate it. Recordings and a map will help guide you through this unique exhibit. The museum section of the complex includes thousands of Western and Indian artifacts, including full size wildlife mounts, guns of the frontier and fur trade artifacts. The Old West Miniature Village and Museum is located inside Tecumseh’s Frontier Trading Post. June-Aug open daily 9am-7pm; May & Sept 9am-5pm; Oct-April call for information. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Cody, Cody - In town | (307) 587-5362 | Visit Official Website

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Wild sheep

Wild Sheep Foundation

International headquarters. Wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to enhance wild sheep populations, to educate the public about wild sheep and the conservation benefits of hunting, and to promote professional wildlife management. Wild sheep displays and educational videos. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Free admission.

Cody, Cody - In town | (307) 527-6261 | Visit Official Website

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