Be Amused at Fort Cody Trading Post

Be Amused at Fort Cody Trading Post

Located on the north side of I-80, in North Platte, Nebraska, you can find the Fort Cody Trading Post. This iconic tourist trap is designed to replicate an old frontier fort on the plains. The name is obviously associated with “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the scout, buffalo hunter, and showman. A larger than life placard stands in the parking lot, and helps guide potential visitors to the site. It is an appropriate memorial, as Buffalo Bill lived in North Platte for many years.

Fort Cody Trading Post

This “tourist trap” location is loaded with potential photo opportunities, inside and out. From the parking lot one can spot statues of buffalo, bear, as well as wagons, cannons, and other assorted memorabilia from bygone times.

Upon entering the Fort Cody Trading Post shop, you will be awestruck by the large collection of oddities. Here you will find many pieces associated with Buffalo Bill, and his days as host of his Wild West Show. There are a couple of glass cases which hold dioramas of the show, and its wide cast of characters. This 20,000 piece display is animated with a show running every half hour. This Old West Museum also features cowboy gear, Native American crafts, guns, and other assorted memorabilia.

All of these displays are designed for one purpose, to get you into their store. Once inside you will find a wide array of products for sale. Jewelry, apparel, books, knives, food stuffs, and a wide range of novelty items are just some of the things available. At Fort Cody Trading Post you are sure to find that special memento from Nebraska here, as well as a snack for the road. If you happen by you should stop in for a viewing of this unique, and quirky attraction. It also gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs, and will fuel you with plenty of conversational material for the road ahead.

By |2018-11-22T06:26:20+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Central US, Nebraska, North Platte|0 Comments

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