Cody, WY was such a treat. The chuchwagon cookout, the rodeo, and The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, had us all wishing for a covered wagon and our own pairs of cowboy boots. We stayed at the Americinn, which was ideal in that it had an incredible display of taxidery to entertain the kids, an indoor pool, and on-site laundry!
The day after the rodeo was dedicated to the museum. You might remember me mentioniong that the whole reason we came to Cody was because my MIL said this museum was said to be great. She was so right!
I'll let you in on a little secret about me that you probably didn't know: before last week, I knew absolutely nothing about Buffalo Bill, other than his name. I couldn't tell you who he was, or why he was famous, with a giant museum dedicated to him.
But now I do! And if YOU don't, I highly suggest looking him up because he has an INCREDIBLE story that we will most certainly be digging down deeper into,.. I'm thinking this might be a good next step.
Above is a shot of Annie Oakley, displayed in the firearms museum. This museum was by far the largest of the five museums housed under one roof. And it went on...
...and on. It literally took me some work trying to find our way out.
Have you ever seen a walrus head mounted? I sure hadn't! Found this one in the firearms museum, along with tons and tons of other taxidermy.
Above, Frijoles stands in the cabin of a famous artist who has a lot of work in the art museum. I just loved how the light fell on her face in the dark room.
We weren't planning on taking the time to walk through the art museum, based on our packed schedule and long drive ahead. But we were easily pulled in, and ended up staying a while.