The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
True West Magazine’s Museum of the Year – 2010

Hours and Admission

Getting Here
At the Museum

FAQs

What's Nearby

 
Plan a Visit

Hours and Admission
Summer Hours
May 1 – October 31
Museum: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gift Shop/Café: Daily 8:30 a.m. - Sunset

Winter Hours
November 1 – April 30
Museum: Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
Gift Shop/Café: Daily 9:00 – Sunset

Admission:
Adults: $5.00
Seniors (65+): $4.00
Children 6 – 15: $1.00
Children age 5 and under: free

Group rates are available with advance reservations. Call 303-526-0744 for more information.


Getting Here

Map

GPS
N 39° 43.954 W 105° 14.316
13S E 479553 N 4398102

From Denver:
Take I-70 W. to exit 256. Turn right at the top of the ramp, and then an immediate left. Follow this to Lookout Mountain Road. Turn right and travel approximately 4 miles. The Museum will be on your left following an open park and picnic area.

From Golden:
Take 19th Street west, toward the mountains. This will turn into the Lariat Loop Historic Byway. Follow this to the top of the mountain. The Museum is the first possible right driveway at the top of the hill.

From Boulder:
Go south on Hwy 93 to Golden. At the intersection of 93/Hwy 6/Hwy58, go straight onto E. Hwy 6. The next stoplight is 19th Street. Turn west, toward the mountains. This will turn into the Lariat Loop Historic Byway. Follow this to the top of the mountain. The Museum is the first possible right driveway at the top of the hill.

From the West:
Take I-70 E. to the Genessee exit (#254). Turn left at the top of the ramp and cross over the highway. Turn right onto US 40 (first right after the highway offramp) and follow this to Lookout Mountain Road. Turn left and travel approximately 4 miles. The Museum will be on your left following an open park and picnic area.

Public Transportation / Tour Companies
At this time there is no public transportation to the Museum site. It is less expensive to rent a car than to take a taxi. Those not interested in renting a vehicle may consider one of the following tour companies. Both contain a standard tour package that includes the Museum as one of their stops.

Gray Line

Colorado Sightseer, Inc

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At the Museum

Museum Exhibits
The Museum building houses exhibits interpreting the life and times of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.
 
   
Observation Deck
The Museum Observation Deck offers unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and the Great Plains. This area is open to the public free of charge and maintains the same hours as the Gift Shop. There is no admittance to this area after sunset.
 
   
Gift Shop
The Pahaska Tepee was built as the original Museum in 1921 and remains today as the Museum gift shop and café. This extensive and entertaining shopping experience has been a regional tourist destination for many decades.
 
   
Food Services
The Pahaska Tepee Café, in our gift shop, offers full grill service featuring buffalo entrees, burgers, ice cream and plenty of homemade fudge.
 
   
Picnic
The Museum offers several picnic areas that are available year-round. Grilling is not permitted on Museum grounds; however there are tables with grills at Lookout Mountain Park, located at the base of the Museum entrance.
 
   
Hiking
A one-mile mountain trail connects the Buffalo Bill Museum to the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The Nature Center provides maps to other regional trails. Hikers are reminded to wear appropriate shoes, carry water, be aware of wildlife, and to keep pets on a leash.
 
   
Parking
The Museum offers free parking, accommodating cars, campers, trailers and buses.
 

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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is photography allowed?
A: Photography is encouraged! In addition to the panoramic mountain views, the Museum allows photographs in the exhibit area, providing several photo-opportunities through the site.

Q: How much time should I allow?
A: Although visitors tour at their own pace, the average visit for the Museum exhibits is 40 minutes. Allow another 10 – 15 minutes to visit the grave and enjoy the views, and still another 15 – 30 minutes to explore the gift shop. The café cooks all food to order, so those anticipating a lunch or snack stop need to allow a minimum of 30 minutes.

Q: Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?
A: The Museum and Gift Shop comply with ADA specifications. The entire site is wheelchair accessible and the Museum building provides handicap-accessible restrooms. The Museum also offers closed-captioned videos.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Pets on leash are allowed on the museum grounds and picnic area. The buildings themselves, including the Museum, gift shop and café, allow only certified service animals.

Q: What is the altitude?
A: Set on a mountain top at 7375 ft., the altitude can affect some visitors. Make sure you drink plenty of water to counteract some of the effects.

Q: Do you have facilities for weddings or corporate retreats?
A: At this time the Museum cannot accommodate private functions.

Q: Can we reserve picnic tables?
A: All picnic areas at the Museum and in Lookout Mountain Park are available on a first-come first-served basis.

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What’s Nearby

American Mountaineering Museum
Colorado Railroad Museum
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Coors Brewery Tours
Dinosaur Ridge
Evergreen Nature Center
Foothills Art Center
Golden History Museums
Golden Landmarks Association
Golden Public Library
Golden Oldy Cyclery
Golden Visitors Center
Heritage Square
Hiwan Museum
Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum
Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Miners Alley Playhouse
Morrison Natural History Museum
Mother Cabrini Shrine
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

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987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401
Tel (303) 526-0744 | Fax (303) 526-0197 | www.buffalobill.org