Last updated: 1/25/2012
Golden, Colorado
Street Address
987 Lookout Mt. Road
Golden, CO 80401
Mailing Address
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
Golden, CO 80401
phone: 303-526-0744
May 1 through October 31
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
November 1 through April 30
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
closed on Christmas Day.
Adults: $5
Seniors (over 65): $4
Children (6 - 15): $1
Children under 6: Free
Gift Shop
Steve Friesen, Director
phone: 303-526-0744
Betsy Martinson, Educational Programs & Special Events Coordinator
phone: 303-526-0744

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave occupies a 65 acre site on top of Lookout Mountain. It includes the grave site of Buffalo Bill as well as museum and large gift shop. The museum includes exhibits about Buffalo Bill's life and times. Exhibits feature artifacts used by Buffalo Bill and Wild West show performers, Indian artifacts, and firearms. The site affords a spectacular view of Denver and the Colorado Rockies. It includes the largest museum gift shop in Colorado.


The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave preserves and interprets the life, times and legacy of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.


Buffalo Bill was buried on the site in 1917 and in 1921 the museum was begun to meet the needs of visitors to the grave. Begun by Johnny Baker, Buffalo Bill's foster son, the museum contained artifacts from Buffalo Bill and from his shows.

Artifact Collections

There are around 9,000 artifacts in the collection consisting of archival materials, photographs, artwork and 3D items.

Research Collections

The museum's archives and extensive photo collection are digitized for easy access to the information they contain. The museum has a searchable digital database of its 1700 photos on the website.

Educational Programs

The museum's exhibits are self-guiding. There are permanent exhibits and a temporary exhibit area that is changed annually. The museum has printed family guides available at the front desk and does provide special school programs by prior arrangement. Information about Buffalo Bill is available in 25 different languages.


City of Denver


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


The museum does publish a quarterly newsletter that includes general information and news as well as an inserted article on various research topics.

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    Wheelchair Accessible


    Gift Shop

    The gift shop is the largest museum gift shop in Colorado. The cafe provides a variety of entree options including buffalo meat specialties.

    Gift Shop


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