One of the Wyoming attractions that is sure to give
you the feel of the old west is the Buffalo Bill Museum.
This museum delves into the personal and public life of
the infamous W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. This
institute is regarded as a research center onf the life
and experience of Buffalo Bill. The Buffalo Bill Cody
Museum's main focus is to tell an accurate story of the
American cowboy, dude ranching, and frontier business
enterprises. It has become the source of modern concepts
about the Old West.
The Cody Museum tells the story of how Buffalo Bill
became the most integral performer of his generation.
Buffalo Bill called his traveling show "an educational
exposition on a grand and entertaining scale.” The
Buffalo Bill Show showcased Cowboys, Indians, trick shooters
and specialty acts. The show ran for 30 years, from 1883
until 1913, touring the United States and Europe. At The
Buffalo Bill Cody Museum, annual Wyoming
attractions occurred that told the story of the Cowboy
way of life and how the west was really won. There are
Wyoming attractions like the Cowboy Songs & Range
Ballads, which include music, workshops, concerts, and
Also at the Rendezvous Royale, the best artists are
invited to show their work in the "Best of the West"
show for an entire week. These are just a few of the annual
events offered at the Cody Museum.
When visiting the museum you will be able to view photographs
of plains Indians and real life cowboys. You can also
see actual weapons, clothes and itinerary that were used
in the traveling western show.
If that wasn't interesting enough, you can view the
genealogy of W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and find
out if you have anyone in common. There are also showings
of the famous Buffalo Bill posters; these posters where
sent two weeks ahead of time in order to create a buzz
around the upcoming show. Many of these posters are four
feet in height and artistically adorned with pictures
of an upcoming show. This, in its day, was an original
marketing strategy that is now common practice among today's
For travelers planning to visit the museum, note that the best times to visit are during the week. The museum is busiest during the summer, when many folks are taking vacations. Try to avoid a weekend visit if you want to avoid heavier crowds. If you've finished checking out the Buffalo Bill Museum, you might also stop by the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, located less than 45 minutes by car from the Buffalo Bill Museum. At the Trails Interpretive Center, you can view exhibits showing what it might have been like to head west over the Oregon Trail and through Wyoming. There are also some exhibits dedicated to the Pony Express Trails, which were the trails used by mail carriers throughout the days of the Old West. It is also best to visit the Trails Center during the week rather than on the weekends whenever possible. Some of the best Wyoming attractions include a lot of history that can be great to add on any suggested itinerary.