Cody and BBCW Earn “True West” Honors
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 17, 2018
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West as well as the community of Cody have earned several top honors in True West magazine’s “Best of the West” awards for 2019.
In addition to the five reader’s choice awards for the museum, the Town of Cody was voted the Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy, and Old Trail Town was named the Best Architecturally Preserved Western Town.
Peter Seibert, the Center’s new Executive Director and CEO, noted that the Buffalo Bill Center of the West prides itself on how they can connect with their visitors, pointing to the True West honors as signs that the organization is meeting its goals.
The western magazine’s editorial staff and readers choose their favorites in a broad spectrum of categories each year—everything from museums and collections, to restaurants and shows, to re-enactments and apparel. A compilation of all the votes determines the Editor’s Choice Award and the Readers’ Choice Award in each category.
The three repeat awards earned by the Center since 2017 include “Best Western Museum” for the Center as a whole; “Best American Indian Collection” for the Center’s Plains Indian Museum; and “Best Western Art Gallery” for its Whitney Western Art Museum.
Other businesses in Cody also made the list – the Chamberlin Inn was voted Best Heritage Bed & Breakfast, and the Irma Hotel was readers’ choice for “Best Historic Saloon of the West”.