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Cody, Wyoming
Take in an art museum and go to a rodeo, all in one day

From the April 22, 2002 Issue of New York

New Yorkers may consider themselves the kind of people that take no bull, but the residents of Cody, Wyoming, not only take it, they jump on its back, ride it, and call it the "Cody Nite Rodeo." After an evening of calf roping, barrel racing, and bull riding, sidle up to some real cowboys at the bar of the Irma Hotel, built in 1902. From there, head to Cassie's Supper Club and Dance Hall, a former whorehouse with line dancing, wagon wheels, and stuffed moose heads. Later, as the cowboys mosey on home, settle onto the porch of your hand-peeled log cabin at DNR Ranch and listen to the crickets. In the morning, polish your rhinestone belt, saddle up a horse, and hit the trails to look for bears and moose, but don't dare miss the one thing Cody has that no other town in America can offer: a world-class museum of Western art, packed with more than 200 works by Frederick Remington. And that's no bull.

Delta flies nonstop from JFK to Salt Lake City, then a quick hop to Cody (800-221-1212); Cody Nite Rodeo (800-207-0744; 6/18/31; $12$14 for adults, $6 for kids); Irma Hotel (800-745-irma); Cassie's Supper Club and Dance Hall (307-527-5500); Buffalo Bill Historical Center (307-587-4771); DNR Ranch at Rand Creek (cabins start at $94.50; 888-41creek or; open May to September).


Photograph: Friends of Rodeo