William F. Cody, fondly known as Buffalo Bill, was born in 1846 and experienced the Old West to its fullest. He herded cattle, worked on a wagon train, mined for gold, rode in the Pony Express, scouted for the Army and was a skillful buffalo hunter. His Wild West Shows traveled the world leaving a lasting vision of the American West. Many artifacts and objects from the Old West, Buffalo Bill’s life and the Wild West Shows, Indian artifacts, Western art and firearms can be enjoyed at the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum. Buffalo Bill is buried just 30 minutes away from downtown Denver on Lookout Mountain overlooking the Great Plains and the Rockies. Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden CO 80401; 303-526-0747; operated by Parks and Recreation Department of the City and County of Denver.