Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

303-526-0744
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
Golden, CO 80401
steve.friesen@denvergov.org

Location

987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
80401 Golden , CO
United States
Phone: 303-526-0744
Colorado US
Buffalo Bill, famous Westerner and a symbol of the American West, was buried on our site in 1917. The museum was opened in 1921 to tell the story of Buffalo Bill's life and times. Exhibits in the museum include memorabilia from Buffalo Bill himself, ranging from firearms to saddles, as well as artifacts from the West and his Wild West shows. Exhibits deal with such topics as Buffalo Bill's early hunting and scouting years, the Wild West and his relationship to the Indians. Videos and sound repeaters include original footage and music from the Wild West shows. Interactive areas offer an opportunity to try on cowboy clothes, rope a horse (made of fiberglass), and discover if Buffalo Bill visited your town. The site occupies 65 acres with a spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and the Plains. There are picnic facilities plus Colorado's largest museum gift shop, including a cafe offering buffalo entrees.

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location: 
Lobby
Main Entrance: 
11 steps, two rails
Accessible Entrance: 
Museum, grave site, and gift shop/cafe are all accessible by ramp. The ramp to the museum has one rail and the ramp to the gift shop/cafe has two rails.
Café / Restaurant: 
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Accessible Restrooms: 
Some restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location: 
Museum restrooms are accessible and the gift shop/cafe has one accessible restroom.
Segways: 
Segways Not Allowed
Service Animals: 
Allowed
Sitting Area Location: 
There are sitting areas throughout the museum, along the path to the grave site, and in the cafe.
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits: 
The museum has a children/family interactive area that includes cowboy clothing for trying on and areas where furs and exotic boot leathers can be touched.
Audio Exhibits: 
There are two pushbutton sound stations.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Description: 
A visit through the museum is self-guided, as is a visit to the gravesite.
Theaters, Auditoriums, Video Installations
Video Installations: 
Videos with words have open captioning.