Saddle up for a visit to the western town of Cody, Wyoming where cowboys barrel race at the nightly summer rodeo and anglers fly fish on pristine waters. Here are the top six things to do and see in this Rocky Mountain town:
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West -- This five-museum complex features the Buffalo Bill Museum, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, The Cody Firearms Museum, The Draper Museum of Natural History, and the Plains Indian Museum which houses one of the nation’s premier Native American collections. In-depth and highly interactive, it’s a hit with visitors of all ages!
The Cody Nite Rodeo -- As the “Rodeo Capital of the World,” Cody is your spot for a rootin’ tootin’ good time. From June through August, the nightly rodeo features professional and amateur cowboys and cowgirls who compete beneath the lights in the shadow of Shoshone Canyon. If you happen to be around near the Fourth of July, don’t miss the Cody Stampede where the nation’s top riders and racers compete in calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing and all sorts of rodeo pageantry.
Cassie’s Supper Club -- Opened in the 1920s as a “house of ill fame,” Cassie’s was notorious for serving bootleg whisky that was brewed and bottled in the cellar during the days of Prohibition. This authentic dance hall features original antiques and a great western atmosphere.
Rocky Mountain Backroads Adventures -- These guided trips and “tag along trips” let you explore the rugged Western landscape in a new custom Jeep Wrangler.
Old Trail Town -- Experience life in the late 1800s in this eclectic collection of historic buildings. Visit the Hole in the Wall Cabin used by Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and Curly’s Cabin which was home to the Crown Indian scout for General Custer. There’s the River Saloon, which still has bullet holes in the door, and the Trail Town Cemetery, the final resting place of Jeremiah “Liver Eat’n Johnson” and his colorful cast of hard-living characters. Old Trail Town is located at the original spot where Buffalo Bill first surveyed the town of Cody in 1895.
Cody Cattle Company -- You’ll enjoy a real all-you-can-eat chuckwagon dinner while listening to the foot-stompin’ sounds of a musical dinner show. It’s an evening of Western hospitality and family entertainment you won’t forget.
River Fun -- From whitewater rafting to fly fishing, the waters of the Shoshone and the surrounding rivers are the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors of Wyoming.
You can visit Cody, Wyoming and other great sights across the American West on YMT Vacations’ Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers tour. This 14-day itinerary lets you explore the Oregon Trail and Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial and the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn. You’ll see Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park and stand beneath the Tetons of Jackson Hole. To make your reservations to join this epic journey through the Rockies, call your travel professional or YMT Vacations at 1-888-756-9072.