Visitors to Cody Yellowstone next year will experience a special treat, as one of the destination’s most celebrated and recognizable art attractions (The Scout) turns 100. Installed in 1924, the massive bronze sculpture is a cornerstone of the Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The lauded art museum will also hit a milestone – it turns 65 next year.
Named one of the top small art towns by USA Today, there are plenty of other places to experience the artsy side of Cody, including By Western Hands Museum & Gallery, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary next year, and the Cody County Art League, a 60-year-old nonprofit facility that promotes the work of local artists.
2024 is also a great year to become a “dude,” as one of the region’s perpetually popular dude ranches, Shoshone Lodge & Guest Ranch, will celebrate a century of welcoming vacationers for an old-fashioned, Western-style vacation. Built in 1924 by Henry and Berthan Dahlem, the historic lodge is still in the family, and it still offers all-inclusive ranch experiences including cabin lodging, horseback riding and nightly cowboy entertainment.
For more information on Cody Yellowstone, visit www.CodyYellowstone.org.