Bear Creek Saloon Pig Races - Bear Creek, MT
Located on the highway between Bridger and Red Lodge, Bear Creek is home to the Bear Creek Saloon Pig Races. Racing starts at 7:00pm on Thursday through Sunday nights.
Buffalo Bill Historical Museum
The Historical Museum has 5 museums under one roof.
The Buffalo Bill Museum celebrates the life and legend of Buffalo Bill himself.
The Whitney Gallery of Western Art displays art from the western lifestyle.
Native American culture, art and heritage are all celebrated in the Plains Indian Museum.
The last two areas of the museum are the Cody Firearms Museum and the Draper Museum of Natural History which displays the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, the interaction with humans and nature. Give yourself enough time to properly explore the full site.
Irma’s Buffalo Bill Restaurant and Saloon
Fancy enough for royalty, the Irma is home to cowboys and cowgirls wanting a great meal with a great atmosphere. Offering their famous roast beef, or a full buffet dinner, the Irma is well worth a visit. If you’re not interested in eating, slide into the Silver Saddle Saloon and have drink while enjoying the ambience. If it’s action you want, enjoy the gunfight that takes place outside the front of the Irma at 6:00pm Monday through Saturday. This is a stop you won’t regret!
The Cody Nite Rodeo
Starts June 1st and runs through August 31st. Located at Stampede Park in Cody, this is fun entertainment for the whole family. Offering the full range of rodeo events, bareback, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and of course the fans favourite bull riding. For the kids, there is the calf scramble which is one of the highlights of the night. Doors open at 7:00pm with the rodeo starting at 8:00pm each night.
Cooke City, MT
Cooke City is an old mining town which today boasts about 100 hardy souls as full time residents and acts as the northeast gateway into Yellowstone Park. This small mountain town offers many distractions that are well worth taking the time to explore. This is a standard stop during our Yellowstone off-ranch excursion (using the Beartooth Highway as our route), and is also offered in the Cooke City/Red Lodge day. On this excursion we take the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway on the way to Cooke City, and the Beartooth Highway on the way back to the ranch.
Little Bighorn Battlefield, Crow Agency, MT
Operated by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior, the Little Bighorn Battlefield celebrates the last armed conflict with the Northern Plains Indians and their efforts to maintain their way of life. Often referred to as Custer’s Last Stand, this depicts the Lakota and Cheyenne warrior’s successful efforts to defeat Custer in one of the most memorable battles in the history of the Native American Wars.
The operating hours of the Battlefield are 8:00am to 9:00pm from Memorial Day through to July 31st, 8:00am to 8:00pm from August 1st through Labor Day, and 8:00am to 6:00pm from Labor Day through the end of October.
When visiting the Battlefield you can drive the entire battlefield with descriptions of the various areas and walking trails to better get a feel for the area. There is also a museum and gift shop at the entrance for your enjoyment.
The Little Bighorn Battlefield is part of our off-ranch offering, and when taken on this trip we include a stop at the Indian Trading Post on the Crow Agency. You have the opportunity to browse the gift shop and book store at the trading post while also enjoying a lunch of Indian Tacos.
Pryor Mountain Wild Mustangs
You can reach the Wild Horse Range either through Lovell, WY or Bridger, MT. If you travel through Lovell, you open up other travel opportunities of the Wild Mustang Center, and other attractions through the mountain drive. The horses are from Colonial Spanish American heritage and the herd is usually between 120 and 180 horses. These mustangs have been roaming these mountain ranges for over 200 years and cannot be genetically duplicated. Travelling the mountain roads will allow you to see these magnificent horses in their natural environment. This off-ranch activity is always a highlight of anyone's vacation to Montana.
Red Lodge, MT
This mountain town is located 28 miles west of the ranch and offers a wide variety of restaurants ,evening entertainment and various special events (rodeo, parades, festivals, etc). Skiing takes place during the winter months.
Yellowstone Park, WY
Covering 2,219,791 acres, Yellowstone Park offers guests an experience not easily matched anywhere in the world. Throughout your journey through the Park you will have the opportunity to see grizzly and black bears, wolves, mountain lions, elk, bison, pronghorn, moose and bighorn sheep. You will also see a wide range of birds including bald eagles. This is a full day excursion and offered through our off-ranch activities.