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Old Trail Town and Museum of the Old West

1831 Demaris Drive

Bob Edgar, a native of the Wyoming Big Horn Basin, had developed an interest in archaeology and history at a young age. After exploring much of the region and having spent seven years working as an archaeologist for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Bob realized that the old historical buildings and associated materials were rapidly disappearing from the landscape.
In the spring of 1967, the work began to gather the historic buildings and relics to be displayed at a site on the west side of Cody. This was the area Buffalo Bill and his associates had chosen for the first town site of “Cody City” in 1895.
Many of the buildings were taken completely apart, moved to  the new site and reassembled. The Old Trail Town collection now consists of 26 buildings, which date from 1879 to 1901, one hundred horse drawn vehicles, an extensive collection of memorabilia from the Wyoming frontier and authentic Indian artifacts.
The project has been helped by the support of the ranch people of the region and by the cooperation and support of many friends.Old Trail Town is the largest collection of its kind in Wyoming.


Jocelyn Le Conte

Thursday, May 17, 2018
We were staying next door and couldn't pass up the chance to see some authentic Wild West history. The price is right for a walk around a historical street reconstructed from buildings from the local area, including three frequented by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. There are also several grave sites, including that of Jeremiah Johnson. Great photo opportunities and definitely worth a stop.

Ashley Thompson

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
This place is awesome! We really enjoyed walking through the cabins and the gravesites were fascinating.

Warner Arthur

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pretty good. Need some actors walking around to give more details

Shane Wilson

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Lots of old historical buildings and artifacts have been preserved at this location in Cody, Wyoming. I'm glad we stopped here, and definitely will check it out again in the future to see what else has been added.

Stephen Stacey

Friday, June 16, 2017
I definitely recommend this place. We were traveling from Yellowstone's east gate and wanted something fun to do in Cody. We had seen this place from the road and decided to check it out. The price was reasonable and they gave us a military discount. The pictures at this place all but take themselves. It's so easy to take pictures you'll love to have for years. Not only is the town picturesque, but you have the opportunity to learn so much about the real old west. It made me love Wyoming even more than I already do!

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