On to Cody

Once departed from Yellowstone came across this interesting motel, gift shop, and restaurant.

After finding several souvenirs asked about the Buffalo Bill Hunting Lodge. Being the first tour of the morning I received a one person tour learning much of Bill’s life by a fascinating guide.

Besides being a stage performer Bill was a newspaper publisher, ran a casino, had a motion picture company, and was involved in a bankrupt gold mine where he lost 4 million dollars. He spearheaded the building of a dam which was later renamed to honor him by President Truman. This cause was dear to his heart as his daughter died from drinking contaminated water.

More memorabilia at the lodge

One of the first soda machines
The Lodge Bar

What a interesting tour. Make the stop and stay for lunch.

You’ll be glad you did.

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