It took special people to settle the American West–people of vision and courage with strong values and beliefs. This uniquely American story starts with the land and its first peoples, and extends through the centuries to the present day—western experiences that refine the spirit of our nation.
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. Just as William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody “took the West to the world,” we’ve taken on the challenge of bringing the West to you.
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a complex of museums displaying artifacts and art of the American West located in Cody, Wyoming. Founded in 1917, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center is the oldest museum in the West. The museum is an affiliate in the Smithsonian Affiliations program.
The museums include the Buffalo Bill Museum, which features general western articles and historical items that help tell the story of W. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life. A large amount of background and historical information is provided so as to put his life into context with what was going on in the country, especially out west, at that time.
For over two decades the Yellowstone Jazz Festival has been bringing top jazz performers and musicians in the Yellowstone National Park area to participate in jazz concerts during the Festival. Smooth Jazz fans will attend the concert of Dotsero.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, Wyoming 82414