Visit Cody and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Although the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC) is over 100 miles away, if you are in the area, and have the time, it would be a shame not to drive down to Cody, Wyoming to visit this wonderful, world class museum. Even if you are only a little interested in museums, this is a don’t miss. There are five sections to this museum. The Buffalo Bill Museum, for whom our town was named; the Whitney Gallery of Western Art with its wonderful paintings, sculptures, and art studio reproductions; the Plains Indian Museum, which is extensive and beautifully laid out, utilizing modern day technology; The Cody Firearms Museum with its huge collection of arms manufactured by Winchester and other major gun manufacturers; and the newest, the Draper Museum of Natural History. Located 53 miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone, Cody is a small town snuggled up against the mountains, with lots to do and see. The locals are friendly and helpful and will try to make your stay an enjoyable one. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is open all year long, but if you happen to travel to Cody during the summer time, and have more than one day, you may also enjoy a visit to Old Trail Town, a smaller, but very unique museum with a collection of old early day buildings and western relics; a rodeo, float trips, or a variety of other activities. If you are interested in visiting Cody, see my Cody VT pages.
For additional information on Cody, you may also visit the website for the Cody Chamber of Commerce at www.codychamber.org.
All of my attached photos were taken at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. The main photo is of a display titled, Moving Camp, and shows a woman riding a horse pulling a travois with her family’s belongings. She has a baby in a cradle on her back. Photo two is from a Tepee Scene located in the Plain’s Indian Museum section of the BBHC. Notice the boat to the left of the tepee. Stop here to listen and watch the story, which is narrated by an American Indian. Photo three shows a recreation of Frederic Remington’s Studio. Remington was a famous western artist who lived from 1861 – 1909. There are a number of his paintings to be seen in the Whitney Art Museum area of the Historical center. Photo four is a mounted pronghorn antelope, which is located in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Draper Museum of Natural History. The last photo is of the Deadwood Stage, which was used in Bill Cody’s famous Wild West Show. This nine-passenger stagecoach may be seen in the Buffalo Bill section of the BBHC.
The contact information listed below is for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.