Coming from desert elevation, we were unused to Denver's mile-high elevation. Paired with the many stops and turns of trying to navigate through the many downtowns of Denver, we ended up heading to Lookout Mountain in Golden to breath the fresh air. Coincidentally this is also where Buffalo Bill Cody is buried.

Lookout Mountain and the Buffalo Bill Museum, Denver, CO - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com

William Frederick Cody, more commonly known as the Buffalo Bill, is one of the most iconic figures of the Old American West. He was an army scout, buffalo hunter, gold rush prospector, investor, and Pony Express rider but he is probably best known as the man who gave the Wild West its name as the producer of a travelling show called Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. This troupe included other western legends like Sitting Bull, Annie Oakleyy, Texas Jack, and Wild Bill Hickok and performed for audiences all over the world, including Queen Victoria and Russia's Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich.

The Buffalo Bill Museum, Denver, CO - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com

The Buffalo Bill Museum, Denver, CO - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com

The Buffalo Bill Museum, Denver, CO - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com

The Buffalo Bill Museum, Denver, CO - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com

We were so lethargic and queasy from the elevation and driving that WE FORGOT TO SEE BUFFALO BILL'S GRAVE SITE. For shame. So here's a picture of a big kid playing in the kiddie corner.

The Buffalo Bill Museum, Denver, CO - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com

Address: Lookout Mountain Park, 987 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Fees: $5 (adults); $4 ($65+); $1 (ages 6–15)
Hours: 9-5