We spent a couple of days visiting Cody, Wyoming, usually driving into town from Wapiti Valley for lunch. The first day we had burgers and fries at the Silver Dollar Bar and they were GREAT burgers!
Wally let me browse through the Old Trail Town on the edge of town, ($8 admission I think) and if you love the Old West, you really should take the time to visit to see how people lived. They also have a nice collection of Plains Indian collectibles in the museum. www.oldtrailtown.org
I’m going to post a few highlight pictures and then put the rest in a gallery you can browse…
I love western wear and all kinds of horse trappings, so I was attracted to the Custom Cowboy Shop. The owners, Don and Kitty Butler have put together an amazing offering of quality gear for horses including handmade saddles, chaps, bridle headstalls, ropes, bosals and much more. There’s western wear for men and women, purses and belts and jewelry, and in the back room is a colorful selection of woven rugs, blankets and pillows and home decor items. Be sure and shop here if you’re in Cody! www.customcowboyshop.com
On the second day, we had lunch at Adriano’s Italian Restaurant, ordering pizza and lasagna. Both came out piping hot and so delicious! I liked their local cowboy and western decor in the front of the restaurant and the back was more “Italian” style. adrianositalianrestaurant.com/
I was lured past the Irma Hotel by the enormous rifle and antique sign on the corner. A local blacksmith was working in front of the antique store and had lots of neat items for sale.
The antique store had lots of western and cowboy memorabilia, art, general store and kitchen collectibles as well as the rest of the usual finds. Just don’t expect anything to be cheap as this is a tourist town.
When at Adrianos, I got to chatting with two ladies eating lunch and they said to come see their new consignment shop in the shopping center on 17th Street, 2nd Hand Rose Boutique. They had a variety of home accessories, furniture, high-end clothing, shoes including cowboy boots, purses, accessories and such. It’s across from the big boot store in what used to be the Hallmark Store.
My favorite shop that I found by googling thrift stores was the Cody Bargain Box at 1644 Alger Ave, just a block or two off the main drag. I bought a Bill Cody Ranch t-shirt for $2.50, a pair of Ariat riding boots for $8, a western-style necklace for just a few dollars and a traditional dark green felt German hat for $8.
The lake and dam pictures are the Cody Dam and Reservoir. Here’s the rest of my pictures of Cody:
That’s it for now. Next stop: Thermopolis, Wyoming and back to Salt Lake City