Buffalo Bill Historical Center // © 2011 A. M. Shriver
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo., has been honored as one of America’s Favorite Museums for Group Travelers by the National Tour Association (NTA). The Center won the NTA’s Bronze Award in the category, tied with New York’s American Museum of Natural History. Other winners include the the Smithsonian Institution (Gold Award) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (Silver Award).
“We definitely have cause to celebrate at being included in the distinguished company of the Smithsonian, MOMA and the American Museum of Natural History,” said Bruce Eldredge, the center’s executive director and CEO. “Our numbers of group tours have increased significantly in the last few years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this prestigious award from the NTA. This honor acknowledges how engaging our group travelers find our galleries and is sure to draw even more attention and visitors to the Center and to Cody, Wyoming.”
Last August, NTA tour operators completed a survey in which they named their favorite NTA supplier partners or destinations in 12 different categories. In the January 2012 edition of Courier, the organization’s member magazine, NTA introduces its “Distinguished Dozen” winners in a feature that celebrates these member favorites. Award winners were officially acknowledged at NTA’s Annual Convention on Thursday, Dec. 8 in Las Vegas.