Start your exploration of the American West
When you visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, you see the American West in surprising new ways. Our stories entertain you, our collections and exhibits inspire you, our perspectives forever change yours.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is…
Get to know William F. Cody, his public persona of “Buffalo Bill,” and the West he loved.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and amazing animals of the Greater Yellowstone region.
See the American West through the eyes of the artists who interpreted and defined it.
Hear the Plains Indian peoples, past and present, share stories of Native culture.
Discover how firearms shaped the culture and image of the American West.
NOTE: The Cody Firearms Museum is undergoing an exciting renovation that will be completed in summer 2019. But don’t worry! We will always have firearms on display throughout the other museums and in a temporary exhibit, featuring hundreds of guns—the best in the collection.
Learn about the American West by and researching its archival history.
View our exhibitions on-site, in a traveling exhibition in your city, or here online in our “virtual” exhibitions.
Look ahead to programs and activities coming up at the Center of the West—raptors, family fun, talks, powwow, and much more.