After only 2 nights in Yellowstone (all I could get at the campground), I headed out the East entrance to Cody, WY. This is a very pretty drive.
"Buffalo Bill" Cody was instrumental in founding the town. It's now the home of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, actually 5 museums under one roof.
One of those is the Buffalo Bill museum, which details his colorful life. (He's the one here with the big gun.)
Annie Oakley performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, a circus-like attraction that toured for many years.
Outside is his childhood home, moved here from Iowa.
Another museum is the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Their showpiece was this 1892 painting by Thomas Moran of Yellowstone Falls which I had just seen. The painting was on loan from the Smithsonian.
The Plains Indians Museum was another of the five museums. The other 2 were the Cody Firearms Museum (yawn - guess you have to be a guy) and the Draper Museum of Natural History. The $15 entrance fee was good for 2 days, which was good. There was a lot to see.
Cody is a really colorful, cowboy town. I really liked it!
This was a cute little RV.
They even have a Custom Cowboy Shop. I spent a lot of time deciding just how I wanted my cowboy customized....