All you need to know about the Buffalo Bill Museum

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a collection of five museums that educate visitors about the Wild West and Native Americans. Many visitors like going there to learn about guns, cowboys, saddles and art from the Wild West. If you plan on bringing children, be sure to have them participate in the scavenger hunt and horseback riding.

The names of the five museums you can visit are: Buffalo Bill Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Natural History Museum and Whitney Western Art Museum.

The staff at the Buffalo Bill Museum of the West are friendly and knowledgeable, so don't be afraid to ask questions.

What can I do there?

At the Buffalo Bill Museum (Cody, Wyoming), you can:

  • Look at a vast gun collection

The Buffalo Bill Museum gun collection has over 7,000 firearms. Visitors who have their own firearms love to look at the history behind weapons and firearms-related artifacts at this collection.

You can also look at other Center of the West collections in the other four museums. These collections feature artifacts like:
  • Buffalo Bill's performance attire
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West poster
  • Mandan Burden Basket
  • Buffalo hide Nez Perce tipi
  • Grizzly bear 104
  • "Free Fall" bison sculpture
  • Buffalo Bill, the Scout sculpture
  • "The Last of the Buffalo" painting
  • Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West gift shop

Called the Points West Market, the gift store in the museum features souvenirs like coral medallion earrings, turquoise mountain Navajo bolos, "Flight from Destiny" by Bill Schenck, phone cases, plain leather boxes and buffalo hide checkbooks.

What are the Buffalo Bill Museum hours?

The Buffalo Bill Museum Cody, WY hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., open every day of the week. The Cody, WY museum hours may differ during holidays or different seasons.

How much are the Cody Museum of the West tickets?

Adults are $21 per person, students and seniors are around $20, children between the ages of 6 and 17 are $14 and children under 5 years old get in free.

You could also get a Cody museum membership. With this membership, you pay an annual fee and can get into the museum as many times as you like. The membership fee ranges from $65 to $5,000. Learn more here.

How can I navigate there?

You'll find this Cody, Wyoming museum on 720 Sheridan Ave; it's in northwest Wyoming. You can see more about its location in the Google Map down below. If you're looking for navigation while in the museum, then check out a Buffalo Bill Museum map here.


Amazing place to spend the day learning about history. It was a great experience for the whole family. I really liked having a food court inside so you don't have to leave the building to go and find a place to eat.

Ilenia Phipps from Google Reviews

This is a must visit while Visiting Cody and Yellowstone Park. Five museums under one roof. There's a gift shop on the left after entering the main entrance. You can access this gift shop without paying an entry fee. Also inside they offer food and drinks for purchase.

Clyde Mills from Google Reviews

Plan on a day or so to see this exhibit. Very well planned out with 5 different venues. I especially like the firearms exhibit which showed over 4200 guns. It took us a day and half to go thru everything. You buy and ticket and it is good for two consecutive days. Outside falcon exhibit and show was great! Learned a lot and not to be missed.

46JimH46 from TripAdvisor

Visit the museum today

If you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, then visit the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum of the West. The museum is only a 2-hour drive from Antlers Lodge! Stay at our lodge if you're looking to visit Wyoming's best attractions or to have a fun snow day.

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