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Create Your Own Western Adventure

Enjoy a private, expert-led tour tailored to your curiosities and questions. Learn hidden secrets, visit VIP areas, and forget that you ever thought museum tours were boring!

For any of the tours listed below, click the button to book your tour!

If you have questions, or your preferred time isn’t listed in the online booking calendar, please contact the Exclusive Tours Office below. We’ll do our best to accommodate you! Tours start at $90 for a single individual to take a private 2-hour tour, with discounts available for parties of 2 or more, as well as discounts for shorter tour times.

And if you have limited time or specific topic interests, contact Exclusive Tours staff—we may be able to customize based on your time and interests!

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Our Tours

Click here to download an Exclusive Tours brochure

Exclusive Tours guide Nick shows a revolver to two tour participants.

Cody Firearms Museum Tour

Personalized tours through one of the largest public displays of firearms in the country. Listen to hidden stories and learn firearms facts that’ll surprise even the most dedicated firearms fans! Guests finish their tours by getting hands-on with select historic firearms from our collection.
Exclusive Tours guide Dana sharing her knowledge with summer interns.

Buffalo Bill Museum Tour

In this tour, a top-tier guide will share the secrets of Buffalo Bill’s life and legends while offering special access to artifacts not on public display. Gain insider knowledge and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the history of the American West on these exclusive experiences.
Exclusive Tour in the Plains Indian Museum

Plains Indian Museum Tour

Experience the histories and living traditions of Plains Indian peoples with your personal guide as they lead you on an exclusive journey filled with powerful symbolism, hidden stories, and timeless artifacts. Learn about the cultures, traditions, trials, and triumphs of the Plains Indian peoples.
Exclusive Tours guide Dana with a young visitor by the grizzly bear exhibition in the Draper Natural History Museum.
Draper Natural History Museum Tour

Go beyond the labels to discover why Yellowstone is one of the most beloved places on earth for people, plants, and animals. Get hands-on with the stories of bears, wolves, and other species that call this region home, while the science behind erupting geysers or growing mountains might just blow you away!

Exclusive Tours guide Kirsten shows a painting in the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Whitney Western Art Museum Tour

Discover “behind the art” stories as you dive into the American West through our artworks and artifacts, discovering some of our best kept secrets and hidden treasures with your personal guide.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, front facade, 2022.

Hybrid Exclusive Tour

If you can’t choose just one of our extraordinary museums to explore, not to worry! You can choose several! You’ll have two hours to dip your toe into firearms and art history, or maybe walk through William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legends before encountering Plains Indians cultures. Your interests, your experience!

More Great Experiences!

Tours & Toddies: After-Hours VIP Experiences

In addition to our daily Exclusive Tours for all ages and groups, Exclusive Tours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West also offers fun, interactive, after-hours VIP events for adults. These “Tours & Toddies” experiences include an awesome tour followed by charcuterie and adult beverages! Prices vary by event and tickets are limited.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in an Exclusive Tour?

You get your very own highly trained and personal guide to bring you and your family/ spouse/ friends through the museum(s) of your choice and have your questions answered as they come up. We center tours on what the visitors want to focus on, be they a single specific topic or a general overview of many topics. These are not scripted tours; they’re conversations!

Tour participants also gain access to artifacts and stories not on display to the general public, and you get to take home limited-edition souvenir swag only available to Exclusive Tour participants.

How long do Exclusive Tours last?

We have 1-hour and 2-hour options available. If a custom time limited is needed, please call the Exclusive Tours Office to discuss options.

What times do Exclusive Tours take place?

To see up to date prices and availability, please visit tickets.centerofthewest.org or call the Exclusive Tours Office at 307-254-7073.

How many people need to/can be on a tour?

We can host groups of up to 10 people (occasional exceptions permitted) or groups as small as a single individual on Exclusive Tours.

Do we get to handle any objects?

Yes! Depending on the Exclusive Tour experience you book, there is a hands-on section. If you’ve ever wanted to put on the white, cotton gloves and look like a curator for a bit, this is your chance!

How much do Exclusive Tours cost?

Prices vary. Tour costs depend on the number of people in your group and the tour length you book. To see up to date prices and availability, please visit tickets.centerofthewest.org or call the Exclusive Tours Office at 307-254-7073.

How far in advance should I schedule my Exclusive Tour?

The sooner the better! The summer season books up extremely quickly for the Exclusive Tours team; though, we accept walk-in/same day bookings if there is an available Exclusive Tours Guide.

Do we get to go into any collection storage rooms or vaults?

Vault access is currently not included in Exclusive Tours.

I have an old object I’d like to donate to the Center of the West. Who do I talk to?

If you want to donate or loan objects to the Center of the West, please e-mail [email protected] with information on and images of the objects. Please note, curators deal with an extremely high volume of these types of inquiries.

Book Now!

Spots for summer fill up fast! Book your tour today!

Questions? Contact our Exclusive Tours Specialist at [email protected] or 307-254-7073.

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