Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Two of the best museums in the United States are located in and around Cody: the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (centerofthewest.org) and the Heart Mountain Interpretative Center (www.heartmountain.org). At the former, spend hours drifting between exhibits on ecology, Native Americans, and the art of the American West (not to mention a collection of nearly 5,000 American-made firearms). At the latter, be stunned and saddened that the American government once interned thousands of its own Japanese-American citizens at the base of a mountain in Wyoming during World War II. The center was developed by former internees and their children; you will likely cry, like I did.

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