Cody Trolley Tours
Like the pioneers of old, we had to travel across plains and mountains to get here to Cody, Wyoming. So we decided to relax, sit back and let Greg and Rose do the driving and present their colorful and entertaining history of Cody’s past, present, people and places. They traveled thousands of miles to personally research the old haunts of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley and other western legends. We had a blast and will take home lifelong memories of our visit here.
Old Trail Town – History
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 material 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. 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. Old Trail Town is the largest collection of its kind in Wyoming.
Visiting these old historic buildings, reading about Curley and the "Hole in the Wall" gang was really interesting. Seeing the final resting place of such famous people like Jeremiah Johnston was amazing.