Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum - Golden, CO - a look into a controversial piece of history


William F. Cody otherwise known as Buffalo Bill was born during 1846 in LeClaire, Iowa. He died during 1917 and was buried on Lookout Mountain. The grave offers visitors a view of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. Johnny Baker began the Buffalo Memorial Museum located at 987 Lookout Mountain Road in Golden, Colorado in 1921. There are a number of things in the museum that allow you to take a look into the life of Buffalo Bill.

There are almost 1300 photographs in the Buffalo Bill Museum that show the shows in the Wild West, Buffalo Bill and performances from the Wild West in a digital database. Whether or not there is a fee to use the historic photographs depends on what you would like to use the photographs for. Email attachments can be used to provide JPEGs, CD-R are typically used to provide TIFFs of photographs. There are print copies of the photographs available as well.

There is an historical archive in addition to researched files on a number of things associated with the Old West not just Buffalo Bill. Steve Friesen is the director of the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and can provide statements about a number of topics including controversial ones about the life and death.

The Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum covers topics such as his life. Wild Bill Hickok is covered by the museum as well as the controversy that surrounds the burial of Buffalo Bill. The relationship that Buffalo Bill had with the Indians including Sitting Bull and the Ghost Dance and destinations that have been associated with the life of Buffalo Bill. Destinations associated with the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave are covered topics of the facility as well.

The operating hours of the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum from May 1 to October 32 are from 9am until 5pm seven days a week. The exhibits are closed at exactly five in the evening and there is no admittance after 4:45 in the evening. November 1 through April 30 the facility opens at 9am and closes at 4pm. The exhibits close at 4pm and there is no admittance after 3:45pm.

The cost of admission to the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum is free for those aged five and below. The cost is $1 for those aged six to fifteen, $4 for seniors aged 65 and older and $5 for adults. The Museum Store is open from 8:30am until 8:30pm seven days a week from May first until Labor Day. Labor Day until April 30 the store is open from 9am until 5pm seven days a week provided the weather allows. The exception is that the store is closed Christmas Day.

The Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum is less than a half hour from Denver's downtown and easily accessible from Interstate 70. Take Interstate 70 west to the 256 exit which is labeled as Buffalo Bill Grave and follow the signs leading you to the facility. There is an alternative route that follows 6th Avenue West all the way to Golden. You will take a left on 19th Street (Lariat Trail) and follow the road into the mountain.

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