Friday, May 18, 2012

Explore the frontier American West at the Buffalo Bill Center

The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, celebrates the spirit of the American West by weaving together the stories of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms technology and natural history—into the rich tapestry that is the West.

Named for William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the man who “took the West to the world,” the Center reveals these stories of the past and present. Learn all about Buffalo Bill, his Wild West Show, and the West he knew and loved. Follow his life from frontiersman to actor, showman to entrepreneur, real man to the legend he became.

Discover the art of the West through stunning, priceless masterworks of painting and sculpture, with subjects ranging from inspirational landscapes, unique wildlife, diverse peoples, and the fascinating heroes and legends of the West.

Share the life stories—the culture, history, and art—of the Northern Plains Indian peoples, past and present, and hear these stories in their own voices.

The story of the American West is incomplete without firearms. As you tour the most comprehensive collection of American-made firearms in the world, see how firearms factories, competition, and production innovations have as much to do with the West as the gun itself.

Learn more about Buffalo Bill Historical Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, at its website. And no problem with parking for large RVs. The park lot of spacious.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the most interesting museums I have visited. I was surprised to learn that Buffalo Bill was the real deal and not just a show man. The gun collection is so large you could spend a day in just that wing if you are a gun enthusiast. If you are ever in the area, you must put this on the list. One side was very reasonably priced too.