See what the stomping grounds of Buffalo Bill Cody and Gen. Custer looked like at Old Trail Town, a reconstructed Old West setting. Although it appears the area was suddenly abandoned, the town was carefully constructed in the 1960s using antique materials collected from the region. Visit the memorial to legendary mountain man Liver-Eating Johnson, and explore the log cabin that belonged to Curly, a Crow Native American scout. Explore the other cabinlike buildings, which are decorated with artifacts to resemble town staples, such as a general store, living quarters, and a school room. A small fee gets you access to the grounds for a self-guided. Arrange your visit to Old Trail Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cody using our Cody journey planner.
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I loved the self-guided tour because it what my parents talked about in the early days. They have an old school from Shell which was originally close to the red rock one sees in Shell Valley. They..... more
I loved the self-guided tour because it what my parents talked about in the early days. They have an old school from Shell which was originally close to the red rock one sees in Shell Valley. They..... more »
Interesting to see such a variety of old furnishings in each of the different buildings. Displays were excellent and very well prepared.
Interesting to see such a variety of old furnishings in each of the different buildings. Displays were excellent and very well prepared. more »
I visited Old Trail Town a few days ago, and had a lovely experience. The ladies working there were knowledgeable and friendly. One lady even taught me to lasso a cow! The exhibits were pretty interesting. I would recommend it, if you like history (which I do!) They even had a cute little souvenir shop in the general store.
The old trail town is tucked away a couple blocks off the main drag through Cody. Neat collection of old buildings all relocated from across the region into one location for you to walk through. A plaque adorns each log cabin telling where it was from, the history of the occupants and it is decorated as it would have been when in use. For the kids there is a small little roping area with a miniature calf that the younger ones enjoyed spending some time at, the actual reading of the plaques and walking through the buildings I believe is more geared towards adults. The town is nicely done and if you are a fan of reading the rich history and seeing the museum like displays you will enjoy this
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