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Ask away!

If you got to this page, you likely have some questions about the Center of the West, our museums, or our research library. Whether you have questions for our subject experts on different aspects of the American West, or about visiting us here in beautiful Cody, Wyoming, you’ve come to the right place!

Questions for the staff of our museums?

The curatorial staffers of each of our museums have compiled the answers to the questions they field frequently. Chances are you may have some of the same questions. Click the appropriate button below to find out!

If these lists don’t include your questions, please e-mail [email protected] and we’ll see if we can help!

Note: Per Center of the West policy, as well as American Alliance of Museum guidelines, Center staff do not provide appraisals of any object.

Questions about our research library?

Questions about visiting the Center of the West?

The Center is located at 720 Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyoming, 50 miles east of the East Gate Entrance to Yellowstone National Park on WY highway #14-16-20. Click here for directions from various points.

Our hours vary throughout the year.

• Summer, May 1–September 15: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. daily

• September 16–October 31: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

• November 1–30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

• December 1–February 28: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday–Sunday

• March 1–April 30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

Admission to the Center is good for two days! Here are the rates:

• Adults: $23

• Seniors, 65 years of age and older: $22

• Students, 18 years and older with a valid student ID: $21

• Youth, ages 6 to 17: $26

• Kids 6 years of age and younger: Free

But wait! If you are a member of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, you visit free. Active military personnel are also free. And remember, admission here is good for two days so that you can take your time exploring all of our museums!

Yes! You won't want to miss our Draper Museum Raptor Experience's programs featuring live birds of prey. Click here for the schedule.

Occasional lectures and events are found on our events calendar.

We also have add-on experiences you can book for an additional fee. Check our Exclusive Tours, and our summer-only Chuckwagon Dinners.

Yes! The Center's store, Points West Market, has awesome products with an American West flair. You'll find books, music, exquisite jewelry, posters and prints, clothing, toys and plush animals, and specialty items. Visit our online store to an idea of what you'll find.

We also have a coffee bar and café at the Center, so hang out with a specialty drink and lunch in between touring our museums.

You’ll find additional information about visiting the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on our Plan Your Trip page.

Visitors enjoying the front lawn at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on a sunny day.
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