The Wild West of Wyoming

Searching for the authentic in a land built on legend? In Wyoming, the two coexist in the most beautiful way.

Cody Nite Rodeo
519 W. Yellowstone Ave., Cody, 800/207-0744,, $18

Hot Springs State Park
538 N. Park St., Thermopolis, 307/864-2176,

Sinks Canyon State Park
3079 Sinks Canyon Rd., Lander, 307/332-3077,

Yellowstone is in the midst of a 20-year highway-repair program, so check for road closings on your route before setting out. A portion of the northwest side of the Lower Loop closed for the season on August 17; for other alerts, call the Yellowstone Current Road Report Hotline (307/344-2117). For advisories elsewhere in the state, consult the Wyoming Department of Transportation's Travel Information Service (888/996-7623,

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