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Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Located within the 110-acre Lookout Mountain Park, part of Denver's mountain parks system, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave celebrates the life and times of one of the West's first superstars.... Read More
Located within the 110-acre Lookout Mountain Park, part of Denver's mountain parks system, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave celebrates the life and times of one of the West's first superstars. Buffalo Bill took his Wild West Show on the road to a thousand cities across the globe, from 1883 to 1913, epitomizing the West and North America for the thousands of people who attended his theatrical events. At his request he was buried at the top of 7,375-foot Lookout Mountain in 1917, above the town of Golden. Today, this is one of metro Denver's most popular attractions. But getting there is half the fun. The twisting, turning Lariat Loop Trail is one of Colorado's most scenic (and for some hair-raising) drives.
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd
Golden, CO 80401
- May - Oct Daily 9am-5pm
- Nov - Apr Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
- Adult $5; Senior (65+) $4; Child (6-15) $1; Child (5 and under) Free
- Parks: "A one-mile mountain trail connects the Buffalo Bill Museum to the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. If hiking isn't for you, do go out the museum's excellent observation deck for stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains."
- Best for Parks Because: The museum captures the romance of the Old West and tells the story of one of the era's most iconic figures.