No question, the grave is heavily fortified. Buffalo Bill, who died in 1917 at his sister's house near downtown Denver, was originally buried in a rather crude plot; ten years later it was fixed up, weighted down with cement and surrounded by an iron security fence. But that gate will swing open at noon today for the Buffalo Bill Burial Commemoration "the only time of the year we're going to let people in there," Friesen says complete with a reenactment of the burial, musicians playing "Tenting Tonight" (Cody's favorite song) and the chance to make rubbings of the grave. Other than a nominal fee for grave-rubbing supplies, the event, which runs until 4 p.m., is free; admission to the Buffalo Bill Museum next door is only $2 for adults, $1 for children. For more information, go to www.buffalobill.org.
Sun., June 4, 12-4 p.m.