DescriptionMeeteetse has retained so much of its original western flavor that you might feel like you've stepped onto a John Wayne movie set, but this is the real McCoy. Downtown's turn-of-the-20th-century buildings house 21st-century cafés and antique shops fronted by awning-covered wooden sidewalks. Horse-watering troughs and hitching posts complete the Old West feel.
Established in 1880, this is a town where Butch Cassidy once lived and Amelia Earhart and Will Rogers once visited, staying at a local dude ranch. Lying along the scenic portion of SR 120, which runs 83 miles between Cody and Thermopolis, Meeteetse is located in the midst of mountains, rivers and valleys. Grizzly bears, deer, bighorn sheep, elk, moose and mountain lions consider this area the perfect home, presenting great opportunities for wildlife photography. The picturesque surroundings also suit humans who enjoy boating, camping, fishing, water skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and hunting.