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When visiting Cody, Wyoming don’t hesitate to make a side trip to Buffalo, Wyoming so you don’t miss anything in this Old West paradise of great activities and attractions.


Buffalo WY is an old Wild West town filled with history and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. It captures the imagination while you picture what it must have been like for the pioneers and explorers who founded our great nation.


Buffalo, Wyoming lies where I-90 and I-25 meet, southeast of Cody and between the beautiful Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park.

Lodging and Services

Although a small town, Buffalo Wyoming offers a wide choice of cuisine, from steak houses and BBQ ribs to fried chicken and burgers with fries. There’s family dining as well as fast food. Whether you prefer Italian, Mexican, subs or seafood, you’ll find it here.

Lodging in Buffalo provides the perfect accommodations for your visit. You will find motels of well-known chains, luxurious suites in a hotel, comfortable inns with lounges, historic lodges or rustic cabins. Decide what is best for you and your family.


Outdoor activities are virtually unlimited in and around Buffalo, Wyoming. Some of the favorites are:

  • Cloud Peak Scenic Skyway
    Take a scenic drive through the Bighorns and see the breathtaking views.
  • Bighorn National Forest
    Go hiking, fishing or backpacking where you’ll find miles and miles of forest trails and streams.
  • Petrified Tree Forest
    Discover remnants of giant trees from ancient forests in this most spectacular collection of petrified wood.
  • Clear Creek Trail
    Jog, hike or stroll through town on this beautiful and enjoyable trail.
  • Rodeos
    From June through August you can marvel at feats of daring every Wednesday evening.
  • Fishing
    You can go angling along the banks of the Powder River or on Lake DeSmet and many more area streams, rivers and lakes.
  • Hunting
    When the season is right, you’ll find black bears, mountain lions, elk and more near Buffalo.
  • Winter Sports
    In the winter you will have all the adventures you want in downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowhoeing and ice fishing.


There are so many attractions in and around Buffalo, it’s difficult to list them all. Some of the most popular are:

  • Fort Phil Kearny
    This was one of three forts that were built when the U.S. Army was moving north to protect immigrants on the Bozeman Trail.
  • Fetterman Monument
    Here is a monument that stands to commemorate the attack of eighty men who rode out on a wood-cutting expedition in 1866.
  • A Historic Main Street Walking Tour
    Enjoy seeing historic Main Street and stroll through museums showing all the history of this fabulous Old West location.
  • Heritage Park
    Visit a homestead cabin and take a walk along an educational trail.
  • Art Galleries
    Browse the local and area artists displaying fine arts and crafts, pottery and more.
  • TA Guest Ranch
    See the original bullet holes in an old barn, the location where the Johnson County Cattle War came to an end.

Getting Here

Getting to Cody, Wyoming from Buffalo is simple. You can take the scenic route as you drive towards Yellowstone. Get on I-25 Business Loop to take I-90 West. Take exit 9 towards Yellowstone and get on US 14. This will take you to the center of Cody. It’s about a three-hour drive (183.7 miles).

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