Situated at the base of the Absaroka Mountain Range and alongside the Shoshone River is Cody; the namesake and legacy of its founder, Colonel William F. Cody, more commonly known as Buffalo Bill, the most famous person in the world at the turn of the 20th century. His western charm, exuberance and adventurous spirit still thrive today in the town known as Cody.
Minutes outside Cody there are miles and miles of scenic grandeur as far as you can see. Wild mustangs and antelope still roam free across the prairie. Moose, bear, bison, wolves, mountain lions, Big Horn sheep, mountain goats, just to name a few, are visible in the forests, marsh and on the majestic mountaintops. Native Trout and other fish species are abundant in the pristine waters of rivers, lakes, and streams that are so much a part of this vast, incredibly beautiful landscape that is Wyoming.
Fifty-three miles to the west of Cody is the world’s 1st national park, Yellowstone. Established in 1872, no place on earth compares to the splendor and mystery of this natural bounty with parts still waiting to be discovered. The awe and wonder of Yellowstone attracted early explorers and now modern day explorers, scientists, nature seekers, as well as inspiring writers, artists, photographers from all over the globe.
Every direction you choose to travel from Cody is pure delight. There are discoveries and a feast for the eyes around every turn and down every stretch of road.
When you decide to visit and experience the traditions of the old west and see with your own eyes what drew settlers here from long distances, you will not leave here the same. The memories of this unforgettable place will stay with you forever and you will yearn to return someday.
Activities, Recreation, and Attractions in and around Cody:
Yellowstone National Park, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Nite Rodeo, Dan Miller's Cowboy Music Revue, Gunfighter's Show at the Irma Hotel, Cody Trolley Tours, Old Trail Town, Cody Recreation Center, Big Horn Cinemas, Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir, Big Horn Canyon, Wild Mustangs in the Pryor Mountains, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Beartooth Mountains, Riley Arena Ice Rink, Olive Glenn Golf Course, Beck & Newton Lakes, shooting ranges, shopping, art galleries, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, rock climbing, swimming, racquetball, tennis, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice climbing, viewing scenery, observing wildlife and star gazing.
This world renowned, five museums in one is a "must see." You can not come to Cody without taking the time to visit this incredible display of art, history, and science. This museum contains an entire wing dedicated to its namesake. Admission cost includes a two day pass.www.bbhc.org
"What's happening in Cody." Business directory and informational source about local activities and events as well as Yellowstone National Park.www.codychamber.org
Award winning local newspaper. Valuable resource.www.codyenterprise.com
Cody, Wyoming "Rodeo Capital of the World." Cody is the only place where you can see a rodeo every night, June thru August. The feature event seen on ESPN is the Stampede Rodeo which is held every summer during July 1,2,3 & 4th. This event brings all the top ranked cowboys and stock. This is what the west is all about and sure to be lots of fun for the whole family.www.codystampederodeo.com
Everything Cody- official city website. City government, events, maps, parks and recreation- including information about the Paul Stock Aquatic and Recreation Center.www.cityofcody-wy.gov
This is a beautifully designed website and incredible resource. It's packed full of interesting information, schedule of events and activities for the entire state of Wyoming.www.wyomingtourism.org
Another great resource with information about the great state of Wyoming.www.wyoming.gov
Toll Free Nationwide 1-888-996-7623 1-888-WYO-ROAD Wyoming road conditions & travel advisories; Weather conditions & forecasts. Dial 511 for weather in Wyoming.www.wyoroad.info
Resource for Wyoming State Park information, Historic Sites, Arts, Kids in Nature, Interactive Map, Wyoming Trails Program, Permits and Fees.www.wyoparks.org
Amazing photography!! Comprehensive resource for everything Yellowstone, as well as Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks. ‘Where to Go, What to Do and Where to See Animals!’ Highly recommended web site- this one is on my favorites.www.EnjoyYourParks.com
This is the National Park Service's official website concerning Yellowstone National Park. This is definately a must if you'll be visiting Yellowstone. You can even use this resource to book a campsite.www.nps.gov/yell
Cody's local airport. Serves the Big Horn Basin with daily flights to Denver and Salt Lake City.www.flyyra.com