Take a step back in time at the Occidental Hotel, Saloon and Restaurant where weary travelers could find a soft bed and where many famous Old West figures stopped for refreshments. Known as the oldest opperating hotel in Wyoming it is famous for guests like Owen Wister-Author of the Virginian, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Tom Horn, Teddy Roosevelt and Calamity Jane. Johnson County is riddled with historic locations such as the Fort Phil Kearny site where you can learn about the Fetterman Battle and the Wagon Box Fight. Visit the Outlaw Caves, hideout to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or the famous TA Ranch where the Johnson County Cattle War came to a dramatic end. You will still find the original bullet holes in the historic old barn. Explore the Great Medicine Man Museum (Jim Gatchell Museum) filled with collectables from time past or to learn about Johnson County’s western heritage. Enjoy a stroll along Buffalo’s Historic Main Street, shop in unique historic buildings dating back 1804, view bronze sculptures or linger over casual faire at one of our distinctive restaurants.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Located in northeast Wyoming at the base of the Big Horn Mountain Range, Buffalo, a historical Old West town resting along the famous Bozeman Trail. Buffalo was founded in 1878 when Fort McKinney was established overlooking the Clear Creek valley. Buffalo is centrally located and the hub to several famous attractions – Mount Rushmore - 233 miles, Devils Tower - 139 miles, Yellowstone National Park 234 -miles, and Little Big Horn Battlefield – 115 miles.