5,000 people live in this comfortable, quaint community high in the mountains, oftentimes described as the Mayberry of the west. Buffalo is a classic, genuine Western town, 135 miles away from Yellowstone National Park. People are friendly, and welcoming. The atmosphere is conservative and its residents enjoy the outdoor life: fishing, snowboarding, and camping in the Big Horn mountains are all popular activities.There are no big chain stores, but the town is well equipped with a hardware store, a pharmacy, banks, restaurants, an internet cafe, and a little bit of everything; larger shopping can be done in Sheridan 30 miles away.
Photo of the Occidental Hotel courtesy of Acroterion and Wikipedia; photo of Johnson County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Caveman 1949.