Here, the west isn’t just a direction. It’s our heritage and our soul. It’s something you can feel as soon as you get to Cody, Wyoming, a town that was founded by the world-renowned showman, Buffalo Bill Cody.
Cody’s been the home base for epic adventures for over a century. Where explorers, trailblazers, outlaws, and natives once walked our streets after long days of adventure, you’ll now see mountain bikers, kayakers, photographers, historians, and hikers strolling through. That’s because not only is the area abundant with beautiful mountains and rivers, but it’s also nestled next to one of the most scenic places on Earth, Yellowstone National Park.
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, Cody is a great place to rest your cowboy hat. It’s home to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which is the most comprehensive western museum around. With five museums, including the Draper Natural History Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Whitney Western Art Museum, and Cody Firearms Museum, you’ll have plenty to explore. And if you’re a history buff, you can also take a tour of Old Trail Town, where buildings were brought from the immediate area, including one building that was the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang’s hideout.
Looking for a show that’ll get your palms sweaty? Saddle up for Cody’s nightly rodeo. Officially starting in 1919, the Cody Nite Rodeo is the longest running nightly rodeo in the country, and has earned Cody the title of “Rodeo Capital of the World.” In fact, the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association has named the Cody Nite Rodeo the “Best Outdoor Rodeo of the Year” multiple times.
With the perfect blend of adventure and western history, there’s no doubt that Cody is home to the Great American Adventure.
Start planning your Great American Adventure at CodyYellowstone.org or call 1-800-393-CODY.
Last modified: July 2, 2018