Despite its proximity to Yellowstone National Park and hip Jackson Hole, Cody, Wyoming remains grounded as an authentic cowboy town in the heart of ranching country. While it sports its share of souvenir shops, visitors are more likely to find camping gear, cowboy hats, and pocket knives for sale than expensive outdoor gear or trendy vacation t-shirts. Hometown coffee shops intermingle with world-class museums on the American West, and the car you’re most likely to spot is a pick-up truck, loose straw fluttering out of the bed as it picks up speed after the light.
Here’s Cody, Wyoming as we saw it on an early summer day in June:
Historic building at Buffalo Bill Village.
Have you visited Cody, Wyoming? What was your experience in this authentic cowboy town?