History/Culture

History/Culture

History / Culture

If you are searching for a taste of the real American West, Cody, Wyoming is a good place to start. The city was founded by the most authentic representative of the Old West, Colonel, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. His name still conjures up guns, buckskins, horses and the Old West.

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Arland Tour

The ghost town of Arland has a unique and violent past. It was a bloody town, where a number of people died violent deaths. One of the local residents was Belle Drewry. Known as the "Woman in Blue", Drewry became involved in a love triangle that ended in....read more

Meeteetse , Meeteetse
Phone: (307) 868-2423 
Web Address: meeteetsemuseums.org

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-4771 
Web Address: www.centerofthewest.org

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Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center

The Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam in the world when completed in 1920 and is a National Civil Engineering Landmark. The visitor center offers educational exhibits about the building of the dam and bringing water to the Bighorn Basin. RV parking is....read more

Cody, 6 miles West of Cody
Phone: (307) 527-6076 
Web Address: www.bbdvc.com

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Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel

On November 1, 1902, Colonel William F. Cody opened this landmark hotel named for his daughter, Irma. The Victorian-style hotel has been visited by royalty, business and political leaders since its founding. You can stay in renovated rooms that housed....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-4221 
Web Address: www.irmahotel.com

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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

Stroll through history while viewing hundreds of relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including the War of Independence, the Gold Rush Era, the US Civil War, the Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, the Roaring 20s,....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-3344 
Web Address: www.codydugupgunmuseum.com

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Cody Gunfighters

A group of Old West street theatre performers depict a gunfight in historical costumes. Characters with names like Wild Bill Hickok, Ike Clanton, Wyatt Earp, Emmett Dalton, Lottie, Rooster and others come to life in the street in front of Buffalo Bill's....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-4221 
Web Address: www.codygunfighters.com

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Cody Mural Visitor Center

The magnificent Cody Mural covers a domed ceiling of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The mural is 36 feet in diameter and 18 feet to the top of the dome. Perfectly blended into the mural are selected historical scenes from the first....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-3290 
Web Address: www.codymural.com

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Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

The Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center teaches the timeliness of the moving stories of those incarcerated at Heart Mountain during World War II and includes exhibits that showcase the denial of basic rights to people of Japanese ancestry by the U.S.....read more

Powell, 14 miles East of Cody
Phone: (307) 754-8000 
Web Address: www.heartmountain.org

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Historic Double Dee Tour

The historic Double Dee Ranch, located in the beautiful mountains of the Shoshone National Forest, was established by Carl Dunrud in 1931 and operated as a dude ranch through 1942. Many famous guests stayed there, including Amelia Earhart. The ranch has....read more

Meeteetse , Meeteetse
Phone: (307) 868-2423 
Web Address: meeteetsemuseums.org

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Homesteader Museum

Step back in time and experience a bygone era. The museum covers one city block and includes two renovated pioneer cabins, a caboose to climb aboard and much more! Join the fun at Homesteader Days, the first Saturday after Labor Day. Open Mid-March-May:....read more

Powell, Powell, Wyoming
Phone: (307) 754-9481 
Web Address: homesteadermuseum.com

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Kirwin Tour

The ghost town of Kirwin is an isolated, abandoned, mining town located in the Absaroka Mountains. Gold was discovered there in 1885 and it quickly became well established with a population of approximately 200. In 1907 a savage snowstorm struck,....read more

Meeteetse , Meeteetse
Phone: (307) 868-2423 
Web Address: www.meeteetsemuseums.org

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Medicine Lodge Creek Pictograph Tour

Meeteetse Museums hosts this FREE (and discounted for the Washakie Museum) tour of the Medicine Lodge Creek State Archaeological Site every Fourth Saturday in August. Archaeologist Dr. Larry Todd leads the tour of this ancient pictograph site near....read more

Meeteetse , Meeteetse
Phone: (307) 868-2423 
Web Address: meeteetsemuseums.org

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Meeteetse Museums

Meeteetse Museums is comprised of three museums - the Meeteetse Museum and Charles Belden Museum of Western Photography located at 1947 State Street, and the Bank Museum, located at 1033 Park Ave., which is listed on the National Register of Historic....read more

Meeteetse , Meeteetse
Phone: (307) 868-2423 
Web Address: www.meeteetsemuseums.org

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Old Trail Town & Museum of the Old West

Step back in time to the Old West of the 1890s. Located on the original town site of Cody City, Old Trail Town features 26 authentic, old west structures furnished with artifacts and antiques of the day. Visit the gravesites of Jeremiah "Liver-Eating"....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-5302 
Web Address: oldtrailtown.org

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Pahaska Tepee Resort

Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bill's spectacular historic lodge, is nestled among the pines just east of Yellowstone at the foot of the majestic Cody Peak. Pahaska is a complete mountain community offering modern cabin style rooms, a full service bar and....read more

Cody, 50 miles West of Cody
Phone: (307) 527-7701 
Web Address: www.pahaska.com

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Plains Indian Powwow

The Plains Indian Powwow takes place in Cody each June. Visitors from around the world are drawn to the vibrant colors and the rhythmic beating drums of the Indian pow wow. A "pow wow", meaning medicine man, showcases traditional costumes, dances and....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-4771 

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Powell High School Veterans Memorial Park

Powell High School teachers and students joined with local veterans in building the memorial, ensuring Powell's veterans are honored for years to come. The memorial contains plaques that feature photos and biographies of 32 local veterans who were....read more

Powell, Powell, Wyoming
Phone: (307) 754-9417 
Web Address: www.cityofpowell.com

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State of Wyoming Veterans Memorial Park

This beautifully landscaped park features the Wyoming Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, a World War II monument and the Sate of Wyoming Korean War Memorial. Ample parking and seating is available as well as picturesque plantings.

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-0400 
Web Address: www.cityofcody-wy.gov

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Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Thousands of miniature figures trace the history of Wyoming and Montana from the 1600s to the late 1890s at the indoor village located near the Cody rodeo grounds and Old Trail Town. A train winds through the scenes, and visitors can push a button to....read more

Cody, Cody - In town
Phone: (307) 587-5362 
Web Address: www.tecumsehs.com

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