Visit the Center of the West in Cody
We’re a part of the great destination community of Cody, Wyoming, and the amazing area surrounding Yellowstone National Park. Find out what sites and adventures await you here:
Video courtesy of the Park County Travel Council
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November 1–30: Open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
- 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
Video: The Center in 61 seconds
Brochures and guides
Find your true West here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Together, our five museums and research library tell the authentic story of the American West—past and present, history and myth, art and culture. See amazing collections, quality exhibitions, programs and events, live raptors, and more. Located just 50 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, the Center of the West is the perfect stop whether you are on your way to or from the park.
Can’t visit in the near future? Stay in touch!
If you hope to visit sometime in the future but can’t do so right now, here are some ways to stay in touch with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West:
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Join us with a membership
Shop the Center Store
Learn about our amazing collections and museums
Looking for more detail?
If you have a bit more time, take a look at this 30 minute video.
Click to view our Rack Card. Admission to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is good for two consecutive days. Click here to buy tickets. $1 discount for AAA members (up to 2 adults/group). Blue Star Museum program member: free admission for active duty military personnel and their families.
Facility features and amenities
|Restaurant & Coffee Bar||Automated teller machine|
|Auditorium (seats 160)||Museum Store|
|Free internet access||Wheelchairs (subject to availability)|
|Immaculate restrooms||Outdoor sculpture gardens|
|Research library||Outdoor play area|
If you’re visiting the Center of the West with children, you’ll find lots of interactive experiences in our museums, but when the kids need a break, visit our new outdoor, western-themed play area in the Cashman Greever Garden, near Buffalo Bill’s Boyhood Home. Burn off some of that excess energy!
Our visitor guide will help you find your way in the Center of the West once you get here. View and print the guide ahead of time if you like! View our English language Visitor Guide.
For our international visitors, guides in selected languages:
- Chinese (Simple) language guide
- Chinese (Traditional) language guide
- French language guide
- German language guide
- Italian language guide
- Japanese language guide
- Korean language guide
- Spanish language guide
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has won awards and rave reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website. For four years running—2013, 2014, 2015, and now 2016—we have been honored with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence! And we’re the number one attraction in Cody as well!
From motels to hotels, bed and breakfasts to dude ranches, families can find all kinds of lodging in the Cody area to suit any taste and any budget. Click here to find out more…
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West caters to groups! We can add made-for-your-group “western immersion experiences” to your visit: helping with art conservation, special lunch with curators and authors, authentic cowboy music, and even day hikes.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is located in Cody, Wyoming, in the northwest corner of the state, 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park. Click here to find out more…
There is much to see and do in the Cody area and the Greater Yellowstone region. How do families and groups decide what to do next? Make an itinerary! Click here to find out more…
Yellowstone National Park is in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s “backyard.” The Center is the place to learn more about the Greater Yellowstone region before your visit to Yellowstone—or answer any lingering questions afterwards.Here, you can explore the nature of Yellowstone, see how artists have interpreted its wonders, and discover the ways in which everyone from Native Americans and trappers to today’s families has experienced the park. Click here to find out more…