1. Cody, Wyoming
The quirky town of Cody, Wyoming, was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most well-known American Old West figures. There are rock formations throughout the city with fun descriptive names like “Laughing Pig Rock.” A group of authentic frontier buildings is also available to visit, including a cabin used by Butch Cassidy’s Hole-in-the-Wall gang. You can experience a variety of attractions, including nightly rodeos, gunfight reenactments, and cowboy music. The experience is sure to be one-of-a-kind.
Luckily, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has five museums, with several wildlife exhibits. There is a recreated frontier town called Old Trail Town that has 1800s log cabins and a saloon. Thrill-seekers may want to board the Cody Trolley Tour, which will take passengers throughout the town and describe stories of unsolved murders. Three scenic byways offer opportunities to view wildlife and see some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. Downtown has fine restaurants, art galleries, and unique shopping.