Buffalo Bill Museum, Hrusovany nad Jevisovkou, Czech Republic
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Quick Description: City of Rolftown - a museum of west legend in the heart of Europe
Location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 10/1/2011 1:47:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMCQ05
Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou is a town in the Znojmo (visit link
) District, Czech Republic.
It is unexpected to find a museum of west legend William Frederick Cody in the heart of Europe. But it is true that Buffalo Bill himself visited the place with his Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
More than a hundred years ago William Frederick Cody - more famously known as Buffalo Bill - first visited Moravia with his famous "Wild West" touring extravaganza. In his day the show, which featured numerous performers enacting scenes from the American wilderness, made Cody one of the most recognisable men on Earth, and even now the legacy of the famous rider, army scout, and trapper continues to attract countless fans.
Buffalo Bill visited Moravia in what was then the Austro-Hungarian empire and stayed for about a week, performing in the towns of Cesky Tesin, Ostrava, Prerov and Brno, as well as Jihlava. According to sources, his show was greeted with enthusiasm by thousands, although he apparently got into hot water in Prerov where, the story goes, he was almost lynched by the crowds for addressing visitors in German. Otherwise, though, his shows were an overwhelming success and must have been exciting. Sources say when "Wild West" came to town Buffalo Bill sent some 100 hundred riders ahead to re-enact battles between cowboys and Indians on the run.
The museum show a few artifacts and documents about a visit to Buffalo Bill in Moravia commemorate the time of the Wild West.
Other and similar attractions:
- regular fun events for children and adults with a western theme (visit link
- performance of country music groups
- Pony Express Museum
- horseback riding
- western days (visit link
and so on... :-)
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