You might not expect it in the small town of Cody, Wyoming, but the Buffalo Bill Center of the West houses five world-class museums and a research library—all under one roof. We’re dedicated to the American West...its history, art, Native American heritage, the natural science of the Yellowstone region, and the development and importance of firearms to the West. Find all this at the Center:
Buffalo Bill Museum: Witness the spectacle he created and explore the West he loved.
Cody Firearms Museum: Discover how firearms shaped the history of the American West.
Draper Natural History Museum: Marvel at the power and beauty of the Yellowstone region.
Whitney Western Art Museum: Picture the West through the eyes of its most famous artists.
Plains Indian Museum: Experience the lives and legends of the Plains Indian people.
McCracken Research Library: Dig deeper into our collections of stories, photos, and documents.
The Center is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a favorite museum for groups, and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner two-years running with top ratings from the vast majority of reviewers.
Long live the Wild West—here at the CENTER of it all: the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.