Voted “Best Tourist Attraction and Historical Site” by True West Magazine, a visit to Old Trail Town is an absolute must during your next visit to Cody country. This historic Old West village is filled with authentic structures and furnishings, thousands of centuries-old artifacts, and grave sites of several legendary Western figures. It’s also conveniently located on the way to Yellowstone National Park. So, what are waiting for? Bring the whole family and come take a step back in time at Old Trail Town in Cody, WY.
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Discover Old Trail Town in Cody, WY
The original townsite of Cody, WY, was laid out at Old Trail Town in 1895 by Buffalo Bill Cody himself. Today, Old Trail Town celebrates the heritage of the Western frontier through a unique collection of centuries-old structures. The site is home to 26 buildings, one hundred horse-drawn vehicles, authentic Indian artifacts, and other Western relics. Originally located in rural areas of Wyoming and Montana, these historic buildings were reassembled and brought back to life at Old Trail Town. When you visit, you’ll see the home of the first mayor of Cody, the historic Rivers Saloon, and so much more. You can even tour the original cabins used by infamous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!
Old Trail Town Hours of Operation and Admission
Old Trail Town in Cody, WY, is open from mid-May through late September from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. The site also re-opens for one day in December for the annual Old Trail Town Christmas Open House. Tickets are for self-guided tours only. Admission is just $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids between 6 and 12, and free for children who are 5 years old and younger. If you have a large group, make sure to give them a call at (307) 587-5302 as you may be eligible for a discount. After your tour, make sure to stop by the Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. It’s just a short drive away from Old Trail Town and features an impressive collection of vintage firearms from previous eras.
Experience the Authentic American West at Monster Lake Ranch
After an exciting day exploring Old Trail Town in Cody, WY, get ready for even more adventures at Monster Lake Ranch! Situated on nearly 10,000 acres, our ranch has everything you need to experience the Wild West vacation of a lifetime. We are located 15 minutes from Cody and just 10 minutes from the airport. Guests can experience world-class fly fishing on two private lakes, upland bird hunting that is second-to-none, horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting, and so much more. No matter what your family decides to do, we guarantee that you won’t see it all in one day!
Each of our comfortable guest rooms features top-notch amenities to ensure that your stay is a relaxing one. If you would like to live like a true cowboy, you can even sleep under the stars at our tipi encampment! There’s nothing quite as peaceful as being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Western frontier. Then, be sure to join us for a meal at Restaurant Bliss. From steaks and seafood to Cajun Creole, you are sure to be amazed by Chef DeWitt’s delicious culinary creations. Check our availability and book your next family vacation at Monster Lake Ranch. We can’t wait to welcome you!