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Exploring The Communities In Yellowstone...

October 28th, 2008 by Park County Travel Council | Be the first to comment!

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 Read More

Change is in the Air

by Park County Travel Council | Be the first to comment!

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!

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

October 7th, 2008 by Park County Travel Council | Be the first to comment!

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 Read More