"Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum" Denver Off The Beaten Path Tip by goingsolo

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There is a dispute between Colorado and Wyoming as to where legendary Buffalo Bill Cody should be buried. Although he died in Denver, the folks in the town of Cody, Wyoming, founded by Buffalo Bill himself, felt he should be buried there.

I read somewhere that Buffalo Bill was originally buried in Wyoming but that his body was "stolen" and moved to Colorado. I'm not sure if that's simply an urban legend. But, history aside, Buffalo Bill is laid to rest beneath concrete at the summit of Lookout Mountain.

Its a pretty drive to the grave and small museum, along a winding road with tremendous views of the mountains. Its even possible to see a deer or two on your way up to pay your respects.

There is no charge for viewing the grave, which is simply a marker saying "Buffalo Bill lies here" or something similar. There is a separate entrance fee into the museum.

The grave and museum are located off Exit 256 on I-70. Look for the sign indicating "Buffalo Bills grave" and follow the signs to the top of the mountain.

Phone: 303 526 0747
Website: http://www.buffalobill.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 15, 2005
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