American Villages With an Old West Atmosphere


Town of Cody, Wyoming

If you try to conjure up a vision of the Wild West, chances are you'll end up with something that looks a lot like Cody, Wyoming. According to Tom Mesereau of Mesereau Travel Public Relations,

Bodie, California's 

This Nevada border hamlet is a ghost town, but if you want to experience the Wild West as it was in the 1800s, you can visit one of the many reconstructed Western communities. "Once upon a time, Bodie, California


California's Third Pioneer Town

Pioneertown is located between two national parks, Joshua Tree and San Bernadino. This town may give the impression of being from the Wild West, but its architecture and infrastructure are really far more modern.

Arizona's Tombstone

Tombstone, Arizona stands out as the most recommended destination on this list. "Tombstone was made immortal in just 30 seconds," says Jenny Ly, travel blogger and entrepreneur at Go Wanderly.

Ariz.'s Florence

Florence, located roughly in the middle of the state between the larger cities of Phoenix and Tucson, is another Arizona town that has maintained its Wild West character.


Virginia City, Nevada

The discovery of silver in the Comstock Lode in 1859 brought fame to the Nevada town of Virginia City. Tourists may learn more about the region's mining past by taking a ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, 

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