Wingding 2014 Day08

Tuesday July 8




20 miles


CODY FIREARMS MUSEUM/ Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Colt-Paterson Model 1839 revolving shotgun at the Cody Firearms Museum. 1988.8.605

Colt-Paterson Model 1839 revolving shotgun. Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection. 1988.8.605

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Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West houses the most comprehensive assemblage of American firearms in the world. The Winchester Collection, the heart of this museum, was transported from New Haven, Connecticut, to Cody, Wyoming, in 1975. Dedicated in 1991, the museum provides an expansive permanent home for the collection. To date, the Cody Firearms Museum has over 7,000 firearms with more than 15,000 firearms-related artifacts.

Winchester-made arms are not the only manufacturer you will see here, though; virtually every significant manufacturer in the world is represented! Within the exhibits, visitors are able to trace the evolution of modern firearms technology from its earliest days through today’s outstanding variations. Whether your interests lie with sporting arms, military weapons, embellished and art guns or even Hollywood firearms, there is something for all visitors to enjoy!

Gun collectors can take advantage of the Cody Firearms Museum Records Office to secure information about individual firearms manufactured by Winchester, Marlin and L.C. Smith. Factory letters are available to Cody Firearms Museum members and non-members for a fee. Go to the Firearms Records section of the website for more information.

Hours and Rates

To help you plan your visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, find information on our hours of operation and admission rates here.

Current Operating Hours

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday

We are open all year, but hours vary by month:

Regular Hours
December – February 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday
March – April 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
May – September 15 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
September 16 – October 31 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
November 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days.

Admission Rates

Admission price includes entry to the Center for two consecutive days.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West patrons are always admitted free!

Regular Admission Rates
Adults $18
Senior (65 & older) $16

Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo

Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Logo

Since the turn of the century, rodeos and parades have been part of the Fourth of July here in Cody, Wyoming. For 90 plus years, starting officially in 1919, the Cody Stampede Rodeo has been held every summer. 2014 marks the 95th anniversary of the nightly performances. These two events establish Cody as not only one of the longest running successful professional rodeos, but also the onlyplace in the country that has a rodeo performance nightly. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association named the Cody Stampede "Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year" in 1998 and 1999. In 2001 the Cody Nite Rodeo was nominated for "Best Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year". Night after night, Cody proves that we are rodeo, all summer long!

What is the address for the rodeo grounds?

519 West Yellowstone Avenue, Cody

What is the address for the ticket office?

1031 12th Street, Cody

How much are tickets?

Cody Nite Rodeo adults $18 Child $8 (7-12 years old) 6 & under are free we do offer group pricing for the Cody Nite Rodeo please contact our office for more information. Stampede tickets are July 1 - $16, July 2 - $18, July 3 - $20, July 4 - $24 Xtreme Bulls are $20 for adults and $10 for 12 & under.

Do we offer Senior or Triple A discounts?


Do we need special tickets for Buzzard Roost seating?

No all Cody Night Rodeo seating is general admission. During Stampede week the buzzard roost is not available.

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What time do the gates open?

7:00 p.m.

What time does the rodeo start?

8:00 p.m.

How long does the rodeo last?

The rodeo lasts 1 to 2 hours

Are the rodeo grounds handicap accessible?


Is there food available?

Yes we offer concession style food. Hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, nachos, etc.

What if it rains?

The rodeo is rain or shine. All seating is covered.