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, WY in northwestern Wyoming just east of Yellowstone National Park. 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.


50 Year Anniversary Old Trail Town Cody Wyoming

The Old Trail Town 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.

Old Trail Town
Old Trail Town
Interior of Curly's Cabin
Interior of Curly's Cabin
Pioneer Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery
McNally Cabin 1886
Our newest addition for 2018
Old Trail Town
old wagon located at front entrance to Old trail Town
buffalo Skull
Located in one of the cabins
cash register
located in the Rivers Saloon---1888
The Rivers Saloon
resting spot for an old cowboy hat
Sunshine basin Blacksmith Shop..1897
collections of old relics
Old Trail Town
view of Old trail Town at sunset
The Cody Cattle Company
Right next door, chuckwagon dinner & Live Western Music Show

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