Rekindle your cowboy connection with Buffalo Bill during a horseback riding vacation to Cody, Wyoming
Buffalo Bill Trivia
Did you know that the area of Park County is called “Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country because it was the playground of Buffalo Bill Cody? In 1860, Buffalo Bill answered an ad for the Pony Express wanting “skinny, expert riders willing to risk death daily.” At age 14, Cody had all the qualifications. He became “one of the most fearless and daring riders.” Buffalo Bill founded the town of Cody in 1896, and the entire region was driven and is still heavily influenced by the vision of the Colonel. Today its broad streets, Buffalo Bill Historical Center museum and western culture host more than one million visitors annually.
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If You Go:
The Park County Travel Council (800) 393-2639
It is recommended that travelers plan far ahead if they want to experience Cody Stampede during a Wyoming horseback riding vacation. The town’s inns, lodges, hotels and guest ranches offer more than 1,600 rooms, and most of those sell out during the Cody Stampede.
Article written by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip. Photos courtesy of The Park County Travel Council.
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