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Archive for October, 2008

Oct
28

Exploring The Communities In Yellowstone Country

Yellowstone Country is beautiful country and there’s a lot to explore when you visit this region. Just over 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park is Cody, named after William F Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. This colorful character was famous for his buffalo hunting prowess, disposing of more than 4,000 in a very short time. He was also well known for taking the Wild West around the world in a show which ran for decades. Cody is full of mementos to this folk hero, including the extensive Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

To get a glimpse of what life was like for the pioneer farmers, visit Powell, named for explorer Major John Wesley Powell. This is an agricultural area, which is made lush by the waters of the Buffalo Bill Dam. The Homesteader Museum is a great place to stop and see memorabilia from Powell’s early history. You can even try out the caboose!

Explore other aspects of the area’s early history in Meeteetse. This is a great place to see wildlife and to roam the areas walked by Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy, Amelia Earhart and others. Now famous for ranching, Meeteetse also boasts a mining ghost town.

And let’s not forget Yellowstone National Park itself. The eastern entrance is a scenic route, while the park itself is full of natural wonders, including Old Faithful, beautiful waterfalls and the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.

Oct
08

CHRISTMAS THE COWBOY WAY

The Cody Chamber of Commerce is offering an unbelievable opportunity for a weekend getaway. (more…)

Oct
08

Change is in the Air

Days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, the air is crisper and the summer crowds have returned home. Fall has definitely arrived in Cody/Yellowstone Country. We so appreciate the summer visitors that come here each year and let us share our wonderful part of Wyoming with them but cooler weather doesn’t mean that we don’t have anything to offer – we do! (more…)

Oct
07

Buffalo Bill Historical Center


If you’re visiting Cody, Wyoming, then one place that you must visit is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. This is the place to find out everything about the town’s founder and the history of the area. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center incorporates several museums.

The Buffalo Bill Museum looks at the personal and public lives of William Frederick Cody, Buffalo Bill. Find out about cowboys, dude ranching, life on the frontier and the Wild West. There’s information about Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show which ran for 30 years and traveled around the world. William Cody was also famed as a hunter, so it’s fitting that the Cody Firearms Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of American firearms.

You can’t look at the history of the West without considering the Plains Indians. The Plains Indian Museum charts the traditions, cultures, lives and histories of the Plains Indians then and now. Most of the collection consists of artifacts from the Cheyenne, Shoshone, Crow, Arapaho and Lakota from the 1880-1930 period.

Other museums within the Buffalo Bill Historical Center are the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. This museum has a wide range of works by respected artists. It’s currently closed for refurbishment and will reopen in June 2009. However, a temporary gallery is open on the lower level. The Draper Museum of Natural History opened in 2002 with the aim of presenting a wider perspective on the American West.

Explore Buffalo Bill’s Historical Museum and many other museums located in Cody, Wyoming

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