Attend an Old West Gunfight Show Near Yellowstone
Old West shootout reenactments happen daily during the summer season in towns near the park.
The Irma Hotel hosts free gunfights performed by the Cody Gunfighters. A shootout is also held in the town square of Jackson, Wyom. on summer afternoons. Here’s how you can get in on the fun.
Cody’s Wild Bunch Gunfighters Show
A non-profit group performs on the streets of Cody, Wyoming next to the famous Historic Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming. (Buffalo Bill Cody built the hotel in 1902, and named it after his youngest daughter.)
The play has such characters as Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, Ike Clanton, Mad Dog Harry Tracy, Emmett Dalton, Lucky Bill, Doc Payne, Laddy Da, Crazy Cora, Miss Cassie, Fred White and Teton Jackson. These characters represented the Wild West. All reenactors created their own authentic costumes.
The players are primarily volunteer and dedicate many hours in preparation for the season as well as make a commitment 6 nights a week from June – Sept. Known well as one of the best shows in the Wild Wild West, you can not afford to miss this yearly event.
For more information visit www.codyyellowstone.org/events/wild-bunch-gunfighters-show/.
After the gunfight, you can enjoy the Irma’s famous Prime Rib Buffet, served nightly starting at 5 p.m. Save room for the bread pudding with whiskey sauce.
Town Square Shootout in Jackson, Wyoming
The town of Jackson, Wyoming also holds a daily shootout in the town square on summer afternoons. Monday-Saturday at 6:00pm on Town Square from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free to the public. No reservations necessary.
The Jackson Hole Shootout has been a Wyoming tradition since 1957. The fun begins at 6:15 p.m. every summer evening, except Sundays –there’s no shootin’ on Sundays! Spectators begin gathering on the northeast corner of Jackson’s Town Square beginning at about 5:30 p.m. and enjoy ice cream and other refreshments available at businesses around the Square. The Shootout is the longest, continuously running gunfight in the United States and it is estimated that more than 4 million people have witnessed the Shootout through the years.
For more information visit www.jacksonholechamber.com/events/town-square-shootout/.