August 13, Cody WY

Today was spent at the Wild Bill Western Museum. This museum is a revelation and is actually five museums in one. There is of course a museum dedicated to Wild Bill Cody which is the original museum. The second museum is dedicated to the plains Indians. The third museum is a large collection of western art. The fourth museum is a firearm museum which is supposed to be one of the largest in the US. Finally there is a museum showing the natural environment of the high plains and mountains of the areas.

What is amazing is that in a city of less than 10,000 a museum of this quality can exist. This museum is truly outstanding in all the wings and it is easy to spend 6 or 8 hours in it. Ton and I spent the whole day in it, and actually had to cut it short at the end. We were both impressed and learned a tremendous amount. If you are anywhere near Yellowstone plan a trip to Cody to see this fascinating museum.


A sample of plains indian art.

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