The final resting place of Wild West showman extraordinaire William “Buffalo Bill” Cody sits atop Lookout Mountain on the outskirts of Golden, Colorado, where grave marker itself overlooks a panoramic view of the Rock Mountains. Since Cody’s burial here in 1917, which had some 20,000 fans in attendance, the mountain attraction has also grown to include a museum devoted to his life.
The 3,000-square-foot museum is a family-friendly roadside attraction with a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits documenting his life and legend. See rare historical artifacts, including one of Cody’s Stetson hats and a peace pipe from Sitting Bull. Other exhibits include a display of Wild West guns and a Kid’s Cowboy Corral, where children can design their own brand and learn to throw a lasso.
The Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum sits atop Lookout Mountain, just outside Golden and about 30 minutes west of downtown Denver. During the summer (May to October), the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in the winter (November through April), opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors ages 65 and up and $1 for children (free for kids 5 and under).