The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is the perfect destination for group tours, from commercial bus tour excursions to family reunions. Book your group tour with us and live the Spirit of the American West with us!
Take a quick video tour!
Are you a tour company representative interested in a DVD copy of this video? Please e-mail Debra or call 307-578-4114.
“Favorite Museum for Groups” winner!
We are honored to have been named a bronze award as one of America’s “favorite museums for group travelers” by the National Tour Association (NTA)—article starts on page 24 of this link , the leading association for professionals serving travelers to, from, and within North America. The Center tied for bronze with New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The gold award went to the Smithsonian Institution and the silver to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Groups of 15 or more pre-formed, non-commercial groups—conventions, corporate, youth clubs, religious, reunions, senior clubs and centers, universities.
- Adult / seniors: $16
- Youth (ages 6 – 17): $8.50
- Children (ages 5 and younger): Free!
Commercial tour operators
Click here for special rates for commercial tour operators. For more information, please e-mail Debra Elwood or call 307-578-4114; fax number 307-587-8003.
Facility features and amenities:
Get the lay of the land by viewing our Visitor Guide.
|Restaurant & Coffee Bar||Museum Store|
|Auditorium (seats 160)||Classrooms|
|Free parking (see map)||Bus unloading area|
|Wheelchairs||Foreign language guides (see below)|
|Immaculate restrooms||Outdoor sculpture gardens|
|Research library||Free internet access|
|Automated teller machine|
Foreign Language Visitor Guides
- French language guide
- German language guide
- Italian language guide
- Japanese language guide
- Mandarin language guide
- Spanish language guide
Proud member of the American Bus Association and the National Tour Association.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.
Eatery and Coffee Bar
Our Eatery offers a daily menu and our Coffee Bar features hot and cold drinks along with an assortment of tasty snacks and desserts.
Hit the Trail Saddlebag Lunch:
For large bus groups needing lunch on the go. Assorted fresh roasted breast of Turkey, Virginia Ham, lean roast beef and cheese on an assortment of artisan rolls and breads, Cole slaw, and potato chips. For a small additional fee, add a freshly baked cookie or brownie, whole fruit, trail bar, lemonade, iced tea, or bottle of water.
Click here for our suggested “Cody in a Day” itinerary and hit the trail for the full Cody area experience!
Western Experiences for Groups
We offer several special add-on activities and programs. E-mail Debra or call 307-578-4114 for more information.
Horseback Trail Rides
While visiting the world-renowned Buffalo Bill Center of the West, saddle up at our corral located on the south side of the Center to enjoy a scenic trail ride along the Shoshone River. Buy your ticket at our admissions desk or stop by the corral to check availability. Groups larger than five may require 24 hour notice.
Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” At the Draper Museum of Natural History, we couldn’t agree more. Get an insider’s look at some of our newest residents, our magnificent birds of prey, a golden eagle, great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, a peregrine falcon, and American kestrel. Request your favorite with a private 30-minute presentation.
Want to know more about one of our five museums? Request a private tour with those who know our galleries the best, the curators. Choose from the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, or the Draper Natural History Museum. Each curator will give an overview of their museum plus insight on some of their favorite objects.
Wyoming’s official state sport? It’s rodeo! And who better to reveal its secrets than a Cody Nite Rodeo cowboy! You’ll find out about Cody rodeo history, events of a rodeo, equipment of a rodeo cowboy, and rodeo animals and their welfare. You’ll even get the chance to test your ropin’ skills! For a unique souvenir of this western experience, take home a cowboy-style belt buckle.
Daily Guided Tours
For those who want a more focused visit, our Education Department interpreters offer three guided tours daily focusing on highlights of the Center. Larger groups can pre-schedule, or for those of your group who want to add an option to their visit upon arrival, contact our staff at the Guided Tours desk located just beyond the admission area.
Enjoy a traditional western cookout including buffalo burgers and 100 percent Angus Beef hot dogs, chuckwagon beans, Cole slaw, cornbread, cow pie cookies, and campfire coffee. To learn more about chuckwagons and the cook who ruled this “home on the range,” add an interpretive presentation by one of our chuckwagon experts. Unlike the authentic cattle drives and roundups, this experience will run only if the weather permits!
E-mail Debra or call 307-578-4114 to schedule your western experience!
Maps & Mileage
Find your way to Wyoming, Cody, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West!
- Wyoming and surrounding states
- Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area
- Mileage between selected cities
- City of Cody map
Flying to Cody? Visit Yellowstone Regional Airport’s website.