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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.


misty christensen

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
This "town" is actually buildings that have been moved from other locations. The staff were nmgreat and were knowledgeable about the different buildings and areas that the buildings had come from. The parking was a little tricky but ample. This tricky part was the way people where parking and there was no one directing. Lack of knowledgeable or respect on guests part. There where also children picking up and tormenting the wildlife and with the two staff in the office answering questions and selling tickets the animals continued to be harassed. Overall it was a nice experience. A little over priced

Megan Martin

Saturday, June 23, 2018
This was a good place for us to stop with two toddlers on a long drive. There were a lot of interesting artifacts and some of the buildings were pretty cool. I would have liked a bit more information about some of the items shown. The babies got to stretch their legs, though, and we all got to see something representative of the region we were visiting.

Donna Marie

Saturday, June 9, 2018
It was cool to see some old artifacts, and i appreciate the attempt at keeping everything authentic.. however There was not much info on anything. Some things where an example of what was. and quite a few of the buildings you could not get into because they are locked. Overall i feel they over charged me. It is the reason for the 2 stars $5 would be the max I'd pay to see this old trail town.

Sib Stone

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
A must see! The buildings are all original that have been moved to this location from somewhere in Wyoming. You can go inside most of them, and Jerimiah "Liver Eatin" Johnson is buried there along with 5 others. Bob Edgar, who's picture is last, initiated Trail Town. He is also a local trick sharpshooter and a wonderful man!

Angie Madden

Monday, July 16, 2018
Good size collection of historic buildings and artifacts. The gravesites of the people buried here add to the atmosphere of an old west museum. Interesting place if interested in antiques and history.

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