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Old Trail Town

1831 Demaris Drive, Cody, WY
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Cody
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Just got back from Cody Wy. Nice town...truely the old west with a bit of a twist. Old Trail Town was very cool. Admission is $8.00 per person, with... more »
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This site is a must see if you're visiting Cody. Theses are the actual buildings that significant characters actually resided in over the last 150 years. Folk like Butch Cassidy and the SunDance Kid. Curly, general Custers Scout etc

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We're fans of the Old (and New) West, so this was a place we definitely planned to try anyway, as we headed out of Cody toward Yellowstone. But still, we were pleasantly surprised at how authentic it all was - from the grave sites of some real varmints, to that of Jeremiah "Liver Eating" Johnston (not Johnson!). In fact, we... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are in Cody, perhaps on the way to Yellowstone, then Old Trail Town is well worth spending a couple of hours to visit. May not look much from the road, but the historic buildings are well preserved and presented. An interesting experience of the real Old West! You will not regret the stop.

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Nashville, TN
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372 attraction reviews
520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Old Trail Town sits on the original townsite of Cody, WY. For a small entrance fee, visitors stroll through a town created from historic buildings (houses, businesses, bars, cabins) that have been carefully disassembled, moved, and reassembled from remote locations in Wyoming and Montana. At the far end are two areas of gravesites; Jeremiah Johnson is buried there. We spent... More

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Although this is a relatively small attraction is was for me a highlight of our visit to Cody. There were more buildings here than I had expected and their authenticity and the photographs they contained certainly provided a glimpse of the old wild west. My husband loving having his photo taken at the front door of several cabins. The small... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I really enjoyed looking at the old way of life. It had several stores and houses from 1800s that you could go into or look into. I find that stuff very interesting and I thought they did a good job of setting up the area. You enter the "town" and just walk from building to building looking at how it... More

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Ashland, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was like stepping back in time to the old west. The Old Trail town contains a lot of buildings that were moved here or reconstructed here. It also contains a small cemetery with some semi-famous people buried there. Great picture opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did not expect what we saw. From the outside just a couple of old weathered buildings, the entrance fee was ok, but then we saw all the bits and pieces inside the buildings and houses. Fabulous stuff lying around, the stuff you expect to lie around in your own back yard for years. It was used in the buildings,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You look at it from the road and think, "Oh come on, this has one of those hokey Old West Inc. kind of places." Actually, it's the real thing and worth a stop. The site is where Buffalo Bill originally put the town. These aren't the original building. They are buildings from elsewhere in Wyoming and Montana. But they've been... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is not a sophisticated museum with whizzy audio-visuals or detailed interpretation boards. In fact it appears on the surface to be a bit of a wreck, with buildlings often badly lit and very little commentary provided. But its strength is its genuine period buildings and artifacts. If you like the idea of walking through a door that Butch Cassidy... More

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