Cody, Wyoming was founded in 1896 by the living legend, Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, who at the age of 41 was one of the most famous men in the world. Founded as a hospitality center, Cody truly is the “Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone” located just 50 miles from the east entrance and 80 miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Experience the west with attractions that include nightly rodeos, gun fight re-enactments, cowboy music and the world-class Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Outdoor adventure includes rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing, horseback riding or river rafting. Three scenic byways offer opportunities to view wildlife and see some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. Cody’s downtown includes fine restaurants, art galleries, unique shopping and the historic Irma Hotel. Accommodations range from rustic cabins in the mountains to plush upscale lodging. Cody has something for everyone! For more information call the Cody Chamber of Commerce at (307) 587-2297.
Annual Festivals: Ice Waterfall Festival, Plains Indian Powwow, Cowboy Songs and Range Ballads, Yellowstone Jazz Festival, Wild West Balloon Fest, Celebration of the Arts Festival
Don't Miss: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West honors its namesake, Buffalo Bill Cody, with five fascinating museums: Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody Firearms Museum and Draper Museum of Natural History.