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Five museums, one Wild West

With five museums under one roof, there’s plenty to see at the Center of the West. Explore Plains Indian cultures, trailblazing cowboys and cowgirls, classic and modern western artworks, and more — all of our galleries share the uniquely thrilling stories of the West. No matter how much time you have to spend with us, you’re covered — museum admission is good for two days.

Buffalo Bill Museum

Buffalo Bill Museum

See possessions of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley and explore thrilling stories of the American West — real, fictional, or somewhere in between. Learn more

Plains Indian Museum

Stories of Plains Indian cultures, traditions, trials, and triumphs — past and present. View timeless artifacts from the 1800s as well as modern works from today’s Native artists. Learn more

Cody Firearms Museum

Over 10,000 artifacts and completely redesigned galleries that spark meaningful conversations for firearms enthusiasts and casual visitors. Learn more


Draper Natural History Museum

Immersive and kid-friendly for those who love Yellowstone. Look, listen, feel — and sometimes even smell — what makes Yellowstone’s diverse ecosystems special. Learn more


Whitney Western Art Museum

An art-lover’s dream. View timeless classics from Remington, Russell, Moran, and Bierstadt or browse selections from today’s world-renowned western artists. Learn more

Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys in America / Photographs by Ivan B. McClellan

Special Exhibitions

The Center hosts two exciting special exhibitions: Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys in America, and What Lies Beneath: Exploring Yellowstone Lake’s Mysterious Vents, both open now. 

Painted hide, Sundance and buffalo hunt, 1900. Painted by Kadzie Cody, So-soreh (Shoshone). Hide, pigment. NA.702.31

What kinds of objects will you see during your visit?

Our five museums house timeless relics of Plains Indian culture, famous cowboy attire and firearms, and a wealth of famous Western works of art. Browse our highlights map to explore our galleries and plan ahead for your  museum adventure. View Highlights Map