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Old 07-07-2016, 06:18 AM   #1
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Cody, WY question

We're planning our 4th trip out West. We've been to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mt Rushmore, GC, RMNP, Monument Valley, driven the Beartooth Highway. We never visited Cody. If we decide to do that on this trip (we're headed to Glacier NP then on to OR and northern CA), we'd have to detour a bit to drive over to Cody from Buffalo.

So, my question is whether the Buffalo Bill Museum is really that great? Other than the obvious wonderful scenery on the drive through those mountains, what else would we miss if we don't go there?
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We went through Cody last year without stopping - since then I have seen lots of posts saying everyone that stopped loved it. Lots to see and do - I'm going back to stay there.
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The Buffalo Bill Museum is a must-see if you're into guns or old west/native American things! They've got two floors filled with every gun ever invented on planet earth! I spent 3 days in the museum! We were in Cody 5 days and I wasn't ready to leave!
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We were just there a month ago. It's worth the stop. The museum is huge divided up in roughly 4-5 major sections. On the West side of town is a collection of old western buildings that were moved to one place. It is also very interesting. On the East side of town several miles is an old WWII Japanese internment camp that tells how it was. That too was interesting telling a story that few of us know anything about. We allowed two days there.
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We were just there a month ago. It's worth the stop. The museum is huge divided up in roughly 4-5 major sections. On the West side of town is a collection of old western buildings that were moved to one place. It is also very interesting. On the East side of town several miles is an old WWII Japanese internment camp that tells how it was. That too was interesting telling a story that few of us know anything about. We allowed two days there.

I didn't know about the internment camp!
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We just got back from Cody. We were all very impressed with the Buffalo Bill Museum. Definitely worth a stop!
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We went through Cody last year without stopping - since then I have seen lots of posts saying everyone that stopped loved it. Lots to see and do - I'm going back to stay there.

Plan to be there at least a week if you really want to see everything!
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We were just there a month ago. It's worth the stop. The museum is huge divided up in roughly 4-5 major sections. On the West side of town is a collection of old western buildings that were moved to one place. It is also very interesting. On the East side of town several miles is an old WWII Japanese internment camp that tells how it was. That too was interesting telling a story that few of us know anything about. We allowed two days there.

I grew up in Casper, WY.
At that time the 'museum' was in a small ruin down house
BIG difference now.
Allow at least 2 days for a quick trip thru 'event center'
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave - Golden, Colorado

The Japanese Interment Camp was NOT our nations best and like the Andersonville Prison in GA (Civil War) it is a stark look at our history
that one should visit
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Go see the museum and attend the rodeo that runs each day. Also nearby is Thermopolus, something to see. A drive across the Bear Tooth Pass/Chief Joseph Highway is worthwhile as well.

Museum is very good. Really liked the western part of it, gun side was interesting. Worth a couple days, wear good shoes!
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Go see the museum and attend the rodeo that runs each day. Also nearby is Thermopolus, something to see. A drive across the Bear Tooth Pass/Chief Joseph Highway is worthwhile as well.

Museum is very good. Really liked the western part of it, gun side was interesting. Worth a couple days, wear good shoes!

Don't miss that! We drove across it the first day it opened for traffic in the spring of 2012. Snow banks were 12' high beside the road!
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Stop into the Irma Hotel for lunch.. you may have a ghostly experience.
The Haunted Hotel

We stayed there for two nights and the wife had her feet tickled at 3am. It wasn't me. and we heard furniture moving on hardwood floors in the hallway and when we looked out the hall was wall to wall carpet and no furniture in sight.. Lots of ghost stories about the Irma.
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We were in Cody last summer for two days, and I wish we had stayed longer. I'll go back someday soon.
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We are planning our trip next year when school gets out. Taking a month to travel from MA . We are going to the Cody rodeo and see if we can get my son to ride the bulls...
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Cody is a must see. The Buffalo Bill museum is outstanding. The history of the town is very interesting as well. At least 2days for the museum is necessary. Don't miss Cody. We've been there twice and will return.

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