There’s A World Class Museum Hiding In A Small Wyoming Town

The town of Cody has always been known as a gateway to Yellowstone, and the western town that Buffalo Bill Cody built for tourists and Wyomingites alike. Today, the town is famous for the small businesses that line Sheridan Street and the gorgeous hiking opportunities in the surrounding wilderness, plus the world renowned, historic Irma Hotel. Many Wyomingites feel like the town is a bit hokey and touristy – and while that may be true, there is one spot where you’ll find a world class museum that’s the farthest thing from a tourist trap. No matter how long you’ve lived in Wyoming, visiting the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will blow you away.

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You can find the Buffalo Bill Center of the West at 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414. It’s open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission good for two days costs just $19.50. There are discounts for seniors ($18.50), students ($18) and children under 17 years of age ($13). Kids 5 years old or younger get in for free.

For more on the town of Cody itself, read about how This Town In Wyoming Has A Little Bit Of Everything.