The Buffalo Bill Center of the West (formerly the Buffalo Bill Historical Center) is the perfect destination for group tours, from commercial bus tour excursions to family reunions. Book your group tour with us and live the Spirit of the American West with us!
Are you a tour company representative interested in a DVD copy of this video? Please e-mail Debra or call her at 307.578.4114.
We are honored to have been named one of America’s “favorite museums for group travelers” by the National Tour Association (NTA)—article starts on page 24 of this link , the leading association for professionals serving travelers to, from, and within North America. The Center won NTA’s Bronze Award in the category, tied with New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The Gold Award went to the Smithsonian Institution and the Silver to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Groups of 15 or more pre-formed, non-commercial groups—conventions, corporate, youth clubs, religious, reunions, senior clubs and centers, universities.
Click here for special rates for commercial tour operators. For more information, please e-mail Debra Elwood or call her at 307.578.4114; fax number 307.587.8003.
Get the lay of the land by viewing our Visitor Guide.
|Restaurant & Coffee Bar||Museum Store|
|Auditorium (seats 160)||Classrooms|
|Free parking (see map)||Bus unloading area|
|Wheelchairs||Foreign language guides (see below)|
|Immaculate restrooms||Outdoor sculpture gardens|
|Research library||Free internet access|
|Automated teller machine|
Proud member of the American Bus Association and the National Tour Association
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate
Our Eatery offers a daily MENU and our Coffee Bar features hot and cold drinks along with an assortment of tasty snacks and desserts.
For large bus groups needing lunch on the go. Assorted fresh roasted breast of Turkey, Virginia Ham, lean roast beef and cheese on an assortment of artisan rolls and breads, Cole slaw, and potato chips. For a small additional fee, add a freshly baked cookie or brownie, whole fruit, trail bar, lemonade, iced tea, or bottle of water.
We offer several special add-on activities and programs. E-mail Debra or call her at 307.578.4114 for more information.
While visiting the world-renowned Buffalo Bill Historical Center, saddle up at our corral located on the south side of the Center to enjoy a scenic trail ride along the Shoshone River. Buy your ticket at our admissions desk or stop by the corral to check availability. Groups larger than five may require 24 hour notice.
Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” At the Draper Museum of Natural History, we couldn’t agree more. Get an insider’s look at some of our newest residents, the Prairie Rattlesnake or our magnificent birds of prey, a Great Horned Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk, a Turkey Vulture, a Peregrine Falcon, and a Golden Eagle. Request your favorite with a private 30-minute presentation.
Want to know more about one of our five museums? Request a private tour with those who know our galleries the best, the curators. Choose from the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Cody Firearms Museum, or the Draper Museum of Natural History. Each curator will give an overview of their museum plus insight on some of their favorite objects.
Wyoming’s official state sport? It’s rodeo! And who better to reveal its secrets than a Cody Nite Rodeo cowboy! You’ll find out about Cody rodeo history, events of a rodeo, equipment of a rodeo cowboy, and rodeo animals and their welfare. You’ll even get the chance to test your ropin’ skills! For a unique souvenir of this western experience, take home a cowboy-style belt buckle.
For those who want a more focused visit, our Education Department interpreters offer three guided tours daily focusing on highlights of the Center. Larger groups can pre-schedule, or for those of your group who want to add an option to their visit upon arrival, contact our staff at the Guided Tours desk located just beyond the admission area.
Enjoy a traditional western cookout including buffalo burgers and 100 percent Angus Beef hot dogs, chuckwagon beans, Cole slaw, cornbread, cow pie cookies, and campfire coffee. To learn more about chuckwagons and the cook who ruled this “home on the range,” add an interpretive presentation by one of our chuckwagon experts. Unlike the authentic cattle drives and roundups, this experience will run only if the weather permits!
E-mail Debra or call her at 307.578.4114 to schedule your western experience!
Find your way to Wyoming, Cody, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center!
Flying to Cody? Visit Yellowstone Regional Airport’s Web site.
Complete your visit with a look at what else is happening in the Cody area. Check it out here: “Cody in a Day” sample itinerary