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.
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.
From June through August you can marvel at feats of daring every Wednesday evening.
You can go angling along the banks of the Powder River or on Lake DeSmet and many more area streams, rivers and lakes.
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 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).