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Fort Cody Trading Post

221 Halligan Drive, North Platte, Nebraska 69101-7652 USA

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“An old timey fort and museum”

Blast from the past! Great place to visit with the family. Make sure to give the kids $5 or so, so they can do their own shopping. Very well stocked western gift store including such staples as old time candy and fake buffalo poop. The "small" but very complete display of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Miniature is great. Fort Cody Trading Post has been a beacon on the prairie for over 40 years! In 1968, Fort Cody opened near brand new Interstate 80 and a great partnership was born! It is pretty unusual for someone to say they haven’t stopped or at least driven by on their way to someplace else! The Fort is now in second generation ownership and we plan to be here for a long time. Customers that came as children are now bringing in their own kids or grandkids to savor that sweet touch of ‘Roadside Americana’ that is so quickly dwindling in the U.S. A stop at Fort Cody is to many, a step back into a more simple and gentle time. To others, it is a brand new adventure to explore and enjoy! Be sure to take time to view Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Miniature, with its 20,000 hand carved figures. It is one of the largest displays of folk art in the country! See our Old West Museum, filled with authentic pieces of historic Cowboy gear and Buffalo Bill memorabilia! Kids will enjoy exploring the stockade out back, complete with jail, wagons, log cabin, and one of the few remaining ‘Muffler Men’ in the United States! Our little two-headed calf has fascinated young and old for over 40 years, too. Yep, there’s something for everyone, all free of charge.

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Reviewed by
jensho904

  • 15 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 07, 2015
Rated 3.0

Pretty much a souvenir shop, small display in the back. Nice people.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Megan Bannister

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  • 135 Reviews
  • 98 Helpful
December 04, 2014
Rated 3.0

There's not a lot to see in western Nebraska, but there is Fort Cody!

Stop in to see the two-headed calf, Indian Muffler Man or purchase the Old West-themed tchotchke of your dreams.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
wayne.whelpdale

  • 8 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 28, 2014

My boys loved this place very much. They loved to see the displays in the back of the place and roam the aisles of the store looking for cool stuff! This is a great tourist place for all to visit!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
chantelejacobs

  • 6 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 30, 2014

We went because my sons name is Codey and I just wanted to get a picture of him in front of the Fort Cody wall. If you want any touristy souvenirs, this is the place to find them.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dinkum Tribe

  • 27 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 18, 2021
Rated 5.0

Totally a tourist trap, but worth it none the less! Great photo ops, all kinds of amazing souvenirs, fun miniature shows… our 6 kids ages 4-15 all enjoyed and hour here.

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Reviewed by
Micheal Jones

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  • 0 Helpful
July 06, 2021
Rated 4.0

Great place to stop and stretch your legs. Lots of souvenirs. The kids loved the five minute Buffalo Bill Cody show and all of the handcrafted miniatures. Fun place to snap a few pics and get a souvenir penny.

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Reviewed by
haleyloughran1

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  • 0 Helpful
April 17, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great stop! We had a ton of fun and the ladies there were super kind and friendly! We were all intrigued by “Buffalo Bills Wild West Show” of miniatures in the back and we got some great photo-ops in the outdoor exhibit. Souvenirs are reasonably priced & there is a huge selection to choose from!! I could’ve stayed there all day. There was even a part of the store that we didn’t make it to & will have to explore next time! About thirty minutes after we left, we experienced our first hiccup in our cross-country trip BUT we had the joy of returning to retrieve our stroller that they graciously brought inside for us. Fun and entertaining for the whole family!

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elizabethhazlett1

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  • 0 Helpful
April 02, 2021
Rated 2.0

Good Place to stretch the legs and snap a photo or
Two.

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Reviewed by
UnravelSoloTravel

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  • 0 Helpful
October 22, 2019

I’m a sucker for random roadside attractions and Fort Cody did not disappoint! First you’re greeted by a larger than life Buffalo Bill Cody welcome sign then go inside and see a HUGE shop filled with just about anything imaginable for the Nebraska tourist! There’s a miniaturized MOVING replica of Buffalo Bills a Wild West show (show is every half hour). It’s really cute and amazingly detailed (even a little guy shoeing a horse. Outside is a cute recreation of pioneer life.
Friendly folks, would visit again!

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Reviewed by
maddiematthews

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  • 0 Helpful
September 07, 2018
Rated 5.0

My husband and I stopped here and it was super cool! The cashiers were so friendly! It’s just a big gift shop with lots of cool Knick knacks! I was surprised too at the prices! Most gift shops are wayyyy over priced! But Fort Cody was totally affordable and fun! Also very interactive! Would defiantly recommend!

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Fort Cody Trading Post

221 Halligan Drive
North Platte, Nebraska
69101-7652 USA

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