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Golden, Colorado: Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum

Colorado paid the widow of Buffalo Bill $10,000 to bury him the top of a mountain as a tourist attraction. Cody, Wyoming, claims that the corpse in this grave is someone else, after it switched the bodies in the morgue.

Lariat Loop Rd, Golden, CO
Less than 30 minutes from downtown Denver on Lookout Mountain. Take I-70 west to exit 256 (marked Buffalo Bill Grave), then follow the signs. Or take 6th Avenue West to Golden and turn left onto the Lariat Trail (19th Street). Follow the scenic winding road to the top of the mountain.
Museum - May-Oct daily 9 am - 5 pm, Nov-Apr Tu-Su 9 am - 4 pm. Grave - daily, closes at dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Buffalo Bill Museum.

Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum

See some original lithograph posters used for his shows! Worth a trip if you want extensive history and to view various ephemera related.

[Melanie, 06/17/2022]

Buffalo Bill duds.

Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum

It is so gorgeous up there on Lookout Mountain. And the story behind Buffalo Bill's burial is very interesting.

[April, 05/25/2019]

Buffalo Bill Museum.

Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum

The Museum is not so great, but the gravesite is well maintained and free. The story associated with the location is great.

[R Mogel, 08/05/2018]

Buffalo Bill Museum.

Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum

Excellent museum, and there are photo cutouts for children's photos.

[Joe Kleinsmith, 06/21/2017]

The switchback bicycle nightmare...

Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum

Drove up the numerous switchbacks, dodging dozens of suicidal bicyclists who, besides deer, are the biggest hazard. Watch. For. Bicyclists! On a clear day the view is tremendous.

[Skyler1967, 07/08/2010]

Oh yes, we love that narrow, serpentine road to the top and back down, with switchbacks and steep drop-offs. We did it in a bruiser of a rented RV that was brake-challenged and stalled at all the wrong moments...

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