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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   $19.00

Senior Citizens (65 & older)    $17.00

Student (18 & older with valid student I.D.)     $15.00

Youth (6-17)    $11.00

Children (5 & under)    Free

Phone: (307) 587-4771

Address: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414

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 Admisssion.

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 - 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 May through September: daily,  9am-9pm. Free admission, donations appreciated.

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 through Aug: Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun 3-7pm September 1 through 15: Mon-Sun, 10am-4pm. Free admission.

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

Powell | (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. 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 October: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm November through December 22: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm Closed January. Free admission.

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. Open May 15 through September: daily, 8am-7pm. Adults $9 Seniors $8 Children 6-12 years $5 5 & younger free.

Cody - In town | (307) 587-5302 | 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. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Free admission.

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

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