Buffalo Bill Museum Re-opens

. July 27, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Buffalo Bill Museum, one of five museums within the Buffalo Bill Historical Center located in Cody, Wyoming, has re-opened.

The new museum delivers a comprehensive view of the life and times of William F. Cody as well as the Buffalo Bill character that helped make him the most popular celebrity of his time. The museum storyline, titled “Man of the West, Man of the World,” takes visitors on an interactive ride that not only showcases the success and fame Cody attained through his Wild West shows, but the important impact he made, and continues to make, on the economic and cultural development of the American West. The museum also reveals the personal struggles that he faced including a failed marriage and financial troubles that ultimately left him penniless.

Some of the key items on display at the new 15,000-square-foot museum include: a life-size representation of Buffalo Bill that greets visitors as they enter; William F. Cody’s Congressional Medal of Honor; a stagecoach, costumes, saddles, and guns used by Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley in their famous Wild West shows; a scale model of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West (which, at its zenith, covered 20 acres); and several personal belongings that shed light on the man behind the Buffalo Bill character.

During the summer months, the Center is open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket prices that provide admission for two consecutive days are: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $14 for students with valid school ID, $10 for youth ages 6 – 17, and kids five and under are admitted free. More information on the Center can be viewed online at www.bbhc.org

Buffalo Bill Historical Center
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
307.587.4771

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