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CODY WYOMING Cody shares the spirit of the West with its remarkable Buffalo Bill Historical Center www.bbhc.org as well as other unique attractions. Enjoy activities like the nightly rodeo held from June through August or the collection of historic buildings and artifacts known as Trail Town. You may also want to check out Codys art galleries indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and unique shops and restaurants. Take a side trip on the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway Highway 296 which is an incredibly beautiful drive through the Shoshone National Forest with valuable opportunities for wildlife viewing and unmistakable history. www.yellowstonecountry.org Day Trips 4 5 6 7 9 8 10 over the BEARTOOTH MOUNTAIN PASS. This scenic pass just west of Red Lodge Montana is open Memorial Day through fall weather permitting 125miles.Call 307-250-1510 For more information or visit www.beartoothhighway.com. RED LODGE possesses all the charm one would expect in a resort town. This small mining village is full of antique and Western stores boutiques ne dining nearby hiking and outdoor recreation. I-90 to Laurel MT then south on Hwy 212 60 miles. Learn more at www.redlodge.com. I will ght no more forever The shattered words of a broken Chief Joseph following the Canyon Creek Battle north of Laurel echo the tragedy. Chief Joseph out-maneuvered Colonel Sturgis and his men here along what is now the Nez Perce Trail. A CHIEF JOSEPH STATUE stands in downtown Laurel and the BATTLEFIELD is just 5 miles north 15 miles. Call 406-628-8105 for more information. Retrace the Lewis and Clark Expedition at POMPEYS PILLAR where William Clark carved his name into this sandstone lookout rock some of the only remaining physical evidence of the Expedition. East on I-94 28 miles. 406-875-2400 or www.pompeyspillar.org. Indian guides were a signicant part of the Lewis and Clark party. A museum at CHIEF PLENTY COUPS MEMORIAL STATE PARK acknowledges the Indian contribution to the Expedition and honors the history of the Crow Indians. Hwy 416 to Pryor 35 miles. 406-252-1289 or stateparks.mt.govchief-plenty-coups. East of the Crow Reservation on I-90 is the BIG HORN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND STATE VISITOR CENTER in Hardin. The restored buildings along with a railroad depot create a Western village that sits on 22 acres overlooking the Big Horn River. I-90 to exit 497 50 miles. 406-665-1671 or www.bighorncountymuseum.org. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in awe of the spectacular BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA and YELLOWTAIL DAM. The 71-mile-long lake straddling the Montana- Wyoming border is one of the largest canyons in the U.S. Follow I-90 to Hardin then Hwy 313 to Fort Smith 90 miles. 406-666-2412 or www.nps. govbica. The PRYOR MOUNTAINS offer ruggedly beautiful wilderness views primitive camping and an opportunity to glimpse wild horses in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. Located in southeastern Montana near the Wyoming border. I-90 west then Hwy 212 113 miles. 406-896- 5013 or www.pryormustangs.org. ERNEST HEMINGWAY A brilliant mind and a world traveler Hemingway is one of the best known authors of all time. Many of his works are coveted classics taught in schools and held dear by fans worldwide. Though brief the award winning author and famed winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature really did spend time in Billings St. Vincent Hospital housed him for three weeks when he broke his arm in a car accident. Hemingway returned to the region however to his home in Idaho where he eventually took his own life in 1961. An invigorating year-round travel destination Red Lodge is nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Beartooth Mountains. Enjoy the quaint selection of shopping restaurants and lodging and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities for all skill levels with options for all weather conditions. Travelers throughout the world marvel at the majestic rugged mountains as they travel the amazing Beartooth Highway. Spend a few hours driving through the acres of wilderness watching for wildlife like elk deer moose mountain goats bighorn sheep grizzly and black bears and mountain lions. www.redlodge.com VisitBillings.com BILLINGS HISTORY RED LODGE MONTANA Main Street in Red Lodge View from Chief Joseph Scenic Byway