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Fort Cody Trading Post

221 Halligan Dr, North Platte, NE 69101-7652
+1 308-532-8081
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Classic Roadside Souvenir Shop

Great shop. Fun displays... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Dave B
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Denver, Colorado
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Great stop with fun inside and out!

There are animal statues and a wagon to pose with outside for fun photos. It's free to go in.... We... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Karen H
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The FUN store known Coast-to-Coast! Fort Cody has been a beacon on the Nebraska Prairie since 1963! Family owned and operated, Fort Cody is more than just a store. Our Old West Museum features some of the finest, vintage cowboy gear anywhere! See Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, in Miniature! It is a 20,000 piece, hand carved and painted, animated display and is one of the finest displays of Folk Art you will ever see! Our gift shop features over 800 book titles, Native American arts and crafts, Nebraska food products, toys, jewelry, T-shirts, leather goods, and so much more!
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tourist trap” (19 reviews)
“two headed calf” (11 reviews)
“wild west show” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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221 Halligan Dr, North Platte, NE 69101-7652
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great shop. Fun displays. Lots of souvenirs. Nice selection of post cards and shot glasses. If you like this type of thing, don’t miss this one.

Thank Dave B
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We thank you for your 5 Star review, Dave!! Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back soon. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

There are animal statues and a wagon to pose with outside for fun photos. It's free to go in.... We found some nice Nebraska shirts for reasonable prices. Excellent post card selection. It's right off the I 80 interstate - super easy to find. If...More

Thank Karen H
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks, Karen, for your nice 4 star review, and for stopping at Fort Cody!! We're glad you had time to enjoy all our photo ops, and hope you took time to watch Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in miniature! We hope you'll come again, sometime...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

they have lots of souviners , great concert nights in summer friendly carvved Buffalo BIll show awesome lots of fun can get all kinds of gifts there

Thank Betty B
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We so appreciate your 5 star review of Fort Cody, Betty!!! Our summer concerts get more popular every year! We are glad you could enjoy the miniature Wild West Show. Pretty incredible to think it was all made by hand. Come again!

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Yes, this place is basically a giant souvenir shop, but its pretty freaking neat!! They have the traditional candy, buffalo sculptures, cowboy ornaments, stone animals, etc. you seen everywhere, but they also have shoes, vintage items like postcards and pins (which were reasonably priced and...More

Thank elyon192
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so much for this nice 5 star review! We are so glad you found much to keep you amused!!! That makes us happy to know you had a good time!!! We hope you'll come back again sometime!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

We saw the sign for this place on the highway and decided to stop to stretch our legs. What a fun place! Not only was the Trading Post filled with items to purchase, but was rich in history. We enjoyed looking at all the historical...More

Thank luanner721
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Wow, thank you for your nice 5 Star review! We are glad to have provided some respite from the drive. Also glad that you enjoyed our museum displays. It's always nice to learn something new. Hope you'll stop again sometime soon. Thanks so much!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

The area out back is great for kids to burn off some energy and use their imaginations. I expected the store itself to be filled with a lot of touristy-junk (spoons and shot glasses, etc.) but was pleasantly surprised to find a wide range of...More

Thank IkeEsq
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

"Pleasantly surprised" makes us VERY happy!! We so appreciate you stopping and taking time to write a review. We do try to have things for every budget and taste, so are glad you found something to your liking!! We hope you'll come again sometime! Thank...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed taking time to wander through the souvenir selections. They have a wide range of prices, so it won't break the bank. They have aminiature replica of the Buffalo Bills Wild West show along with some neat memorabilia. In the back, they have a...More

Thank NiceFLTraveler
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

So glad you stopped to visit us, NiceFLTraveler!! You were a long way from home! We thank you for taking time to write a review and for giving us 5 Stars. Very much appreciated! Fort Cody's been in North Platte since 1963 and hope to...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Stopped in during the Great Eclipse Weekend. The place is mostly a store with a few attractions. The miniature Wild West show is underwhelming in this age of CGI dinosaurs but is worth seeing for what passed as entertainment not that long ago. A sort...More

Thank Brent-RN
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

We are glad you stopped, Brent! We are definitely full of 'kitsch' but that is what makes Fort Cody fun. The Wild West Show in miniature is very much 'lo-tech', but it is a fine example of American Folk Art. Did you know the parade...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Killed about a half an hour here cause I didn't want to just watch tv in a hotel. Lots and lots to look at/buy. They have some fun Nebraska themed things, a neat little history exhibit with a two headed calf and then some other...More

Thank Austin G
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for stopping, Austin, and taking time to write a review!! We're always happy to provide respite from driving or hotel sitting!! Everybody loves our two headed calf and all the random, unusual things we offer. Hope you'll come again!

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

As a kid, this was the best roadside stop. All the fun toys and the big animals and wagons, a teepee or two to play in out back...ah yes, the nostalgia is strong here. Definitely a great stop along the interstate and just stretch your...More

1  Thank Liz D
Leigh H, Owner at Fort Cody Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Such a nice review, Liz, and we so appreciate your 5 star rating. We love having guests who came as kids, and are now bringing their own kids or grandkids!! So glad we didn't disappoint!

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