Authentic Cowboy Town Cody, Wyoming in Photos

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:

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Buffalo Bill Village

 

Historic building at Buffalo Bill Village.

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Sheridan Ave.

Reading a fortune from an ‘ancient shaman’ on Sheridan Ave.

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Cody Nite Rodeo

A local waits for the nightly Cody Nite Rodeo to begin.

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Cody Nite Rodeo

Defeat at roping.

Cody Wyoming Rounding the barrel in the women’s barrel racing competition.

Cody Wyoming Mesmerized by rodeo action.

Cody Wyoming Watching to see how long the cowboy stays on as the sun sets at Cody Nite Rodeo.

Cody Wyoming 1.3 seconds.

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Plains Indians Museum

Peeking into the life of a Sioux family.

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Cody Wyoming Old Trail Town

And glimpsing pioneering past.

Have you visited Cody, Wyoming? What was your experience in this authentic cowboy town?