Check Out Some of the Local Sites and Attractions
When you schedule your cattle drive vacation plan extra time to visit the local sites. There are several areas we recommend seeing either before or after your week with us. While you have a chance to enjoy authentic working ranch life there are several other aspects of this life that you should take the time to enjoy. Close by the ranch in both Montana and Wyoming are several memorable sites that demand your attention.
Cody, Wyoming is named after the late Buffalo Bill Cody. Known for his time entertaining people in his Wild West Rodeos this town has lived up to its namesake. This lovely town offers legendary night rodeos that we highly recommend all our cattle drive holiday guests see at least once before returning home. These rodeos are lively and full of fun for the whole family and provide memories you’ll hold onto for a lifetime.
Cody offers several lovely shops that provide authentic western gear seldom seen in other places. From cowboy boots to hats you’ll have the opportunity to take home mementos of your cattle drive holiday experience and even use them at Dryhead Ranch should you visit Cody before joining us.
There are several museums that will give you an in depth look into the life in the Wild West and especially Buffalo Bill Cody himself. These museums allow you to better understand the traditions and work ethic that has been celebrated at Dryhead Ranch and its surrounding territories for generations. Give both yourself and your family an opportunity to celebrate the traditions of the West in Cody, Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park
Cody, Wyoming is located near the East entrance of Yellowstone National Park and is the closest entrance to Dryhead Ranch. Visiting Yellowstone is an absolute must after enjoying your cattle drive holiday at Dryhead Ranch. When you enter the park you’ll have the opportunity to partake in guided tours that will take you through the more well-known aspects of the park in your area. These guided tours are perfect for those visiting either out of state or out of the country. Your guide will be able to impart interesting and important facts about the park while showing you the most beautiful aspects of the park in your particular location.
The wildlife and nature is astounding and unlike any other place in the world. While Dryhead Ranch has some thrilling scenic beauty Yellowstone National Park is a sight all its own. There are numerous hiking trails to embark on and depending upon the location of the park you are visiting you may have the opportunity to river raft, rock climb and even fish. The opportunity for outdoor adventures should not be passed up. Yellowstone National Park is perfect for the daredevil adventurer and family man alike. Visiting this park will be an added bonus to your cattle drive vacation experience.
We highly recommend enjoying some of the nearby hiking trails and taking a guided tour before you make your way home. Your cattle drive vacation experience isn’t complete until you’ve enjoyed the sights and sounds of one of the seven wonders of the world, Yellowstone National Park. There is no place on earth quite like Yellowstone and is a must see when visiting us at Dry Head Ranch.
Little Bighorn National Monument
Little Bighorn National Monument, also known as Custer Battlefield is another ideal place to visit. This legendary battle was fought between the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry under the command of Lt. Colonel George Custer and the Sioux and Cheyenne Native American tribes. This legendary battle was fought on June 25 and 26, 1876 and the battlefield was designated as a national cemetery in 1879. In 1881 a memorial was constructed where Custer’s last stand took place, right over the mass grave of the 7th infantry soldiers and U.S Native American Scouts.
As you walk through Little Bighorn you will see grave markers all throughout where U.S. soldiers and Native American warriors alike passed away. You will have the opportunity to see how the battle progressed and was ultimately lost by Custer. Markers throughout the layout of the battlefield describe in detail the events that took place during the battle in each specific location.
As you tour Little Bighorn National Monument you will have the opportunity to walk through an important aspect of our national history and honor the soldiers and warriors who lost their lives in this legendary battle. There are several small museums on location that display life during the time of Custer for both American soldiers and Native Americans alike. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to have an in depth look at the historical roots of the west.
We highly recommend visiting Little Bighorn National Monument before returning home from your cattle drive holiday. You will have the opportunity to look back in time and witness what the West was like over a hundred years ago. This is a daytrip perfect for the family and an absolute must see when you join us on a cattle drive vacation.
Lovell Recreation Center
In Lovell, Wyoming there is a recreation center that is another must see before you return home from your cattle drive vacation. This recreation area is located out of Bighorn Canyon and features a boat dock perfect for taking you and your family out onto the canyon’s waters. There are even boat tours that you’ll have a chance to sign up for that showcase the beauty of Bighorn Canyon. This center also features a habitat for both birds and geese native to the area showcases our beautiful wildlife.
Your cattle drive vacation on Dryhead Ranch doesn’t have to end when your week with us is through. Come a few days early or stay a few days late and enjoy one or more of these amazing sites. We fully believe that you should have a well-rounded experience both on and off our ranch that displays life in the west both past and present. The tradition of working ranches can only be fully appreciated when you understand the evolution they have taken over the years. Enjoy the history of the working ranch by visiting some of these amazing sites. Call Dryhead Ranch today and schedule your cattle drive vacation.
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