Historical

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping those western experiences alive for today`s visitors and those in the future. We have the finest in western art and artifacts, firearms, Native culture, and natural history of Yellowstone. Just William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody "took the West to the world," we`ve taken on the challenge of bringing the West to you. Come celebrate the Spirit of the American West with us, and discover the West of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Plan your visit today! Dates to Remember: June 1st: Opening of the redone Cody Firearms Museum June 15th-June 16th: Plains Indian Museum Powwow July 5th and 6th: Grand Opening of Cody Firearms Museum June-July: Special Exhibit on 100 years of Rodeo
Location: Cody, Wyoming
Phone: 307-587-4771
Old Trail Town and Museum of the Old West

Old Trail Town and Museum of the Old West

The Old West as it really was! A great family adventure where you can feel the western experience! Visit Jeremiah Johnson`s grave, the old Rivers saloon, the blacksmith and livery stable, homesteaders cabin and wagon barn. See Indian artifacts, Butch Cassidy`s hole in the wall cabin, 26 historic buildings as well as a cemetery! Open: May 15th-September 30th 8 am - 7 pm Off Season weather permitting and by appointment
Location: Next to the Rodeo Grounds, Cody
Phone: 307-587-5302
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

troll through history while viewing over a thousand relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including "America`s War of Independence, The Gold Rush Era, The US Civil War, The Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, The Roaring 20`s, and World War II. The Cody Dug Up Gun Museum is one of Cody, Wyoming`s newest attractions and a great look at history for the whole family. Open to the public in May of 2009, the museum is a proud sponsor of the Cody Gunfighter`s Show at the World Famous Irma Hotel (just steps away from our museum!!) Cody Chamber of Commerce, and enthusiastic supporters of Cody`s attractions.
Location: 1020 12th St. Cody, WY
Phone: 307-587-3344

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

In August of 2011, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation opened its doors to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, a world-class museum dedicated to passing on the Heart Mountain story to future generations. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories and the interactive exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans that were confined here during WWII. The Center provides an overview of the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans, including the background history of anti-Asian prejudice in America and the factors leading to their enforced relocation and confinement. Special emphasis is given to the experience of incarceration, the diverse personal responses of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment, constitutional issues, violations of civil liberties and civil rights, and the broader issues of race and social justice in the U.S. The New York Times praised the Interpretive Center for "powerfully commemorating" the "tragic consequences" of the government`s wartime imprisonment of Japanese Americans, including "the violation of principle, the loss of property, the inability of internees to pick up their old lives, the suicides, the hatreds, [and] the lost possibilities." With the opening of the Center, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation looks to the future of the Foundation and the Interpretive Center as we continue our efforts to remind the Nation about the importance of tolerance and the need to balance our concern for national security with a commitment to protect the basic civil rights of all of our citizens. The Heart Mountain Relocation Center opened in August 1942 and imprisoned more than 14,000 people during its three-year existence. The last incarcerees left the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in November, 1945.
Location: 1539 Road 19, Powell, WY 82435
Phone: (307) 754-8000
Dude Rancher`s Association Museum

Dude Rancher`s Association Museum

The Dude Rancher`s Association is a non-profit dedicated to keeping Dude Ranching alive. They have a Heritage Education Center located downtown Cody WY across from the Irma Hotel. Inside you will find neat historical items that go along with Dude Ranching and the Western way of life. "The purpose of the Dude Ranch Foundation is to protect and preserve the History of Dude Ranching by maintaining a museum and archives for educating the public on the historical nature of the Dude Ranching Industry." Make sure to stop in and check it out!
Location: 1122 12th Street Cody WY 82414
Phone: 307-587-2339