The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust recently awarded Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites more than $1.7 million for construction projects at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site and Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site.
“We need citizens’ help to ensure continued safety of wildlife, bears and people passing through the area,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation area maintenance supervisor Mike Hitshew of Lander. “Please remember US 26/287 is a high-speed highway.”
For tourists who come through Cody, a trip to Yellowstone National Park is often a lifelong dream. Tim Austin from upstate New York said he’s been planning this trip for seven years, and drove over 1800 miles to get here.
Use any search engine, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will show up as the top tourist attraction in Cody. Five world-class museums, a research library, experiential exhibits and a Smithsonian Institute affiliation makes this seven-acre campus a must-do on anyone’s list when they travel to northwest Wyoming.
Governor Mark Gordon has directed the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) to partner to temporarily reopen and operate nine previously closed rest areas for at least the duration of the 2021 tourist season.