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For many reasons Cody, Wyoming is a fantastic place to visit. Whether you are interested in Wild West history, outdoor activities or beautiful landscape Cody has it all.
Cody, Wyoming is steeped in colorful tradition and has a rich historical background. Fascinating exhibitions like the Cody Firearms Museum display artifacts from yesteryear and the Miniature Village and Old Town Trail bring the history to life before your eyes, creating a unique and enlightening experience. Cody has its roots firmly in the Western lifestyle and rodeos and state fairs include visitors and the community alike.
Cody has a wealth of breathtaking scenery right on its doorstep and makes seeing the American wilderness incredibly easy. Scenic drives such as the Beartooth Highway are a convenient way to see the surrounding nature and wildlife and with numerous wilderness areas and Yellowstone National Park accessible it couldn't be easier to explore. The areas facilitate an enormous range of outdoor activities so come to ski, hike, cycle, camp or just relax in incredible surroundings.
To experience America's Western roots, community spirit and jaw dropping natural beauty Cody, Wyoming is second to none.
Cody, Wyoming is worth visiting, even if only as a base camp for Yellowstone National Park excursions. The massive Buffalo Bill Museum with its multiple wings will wow you as the "Smithsonian of the West." Its passes are good for two days because many visitors can't see it all in a single day. You can also get a taste for the Old West at the world-famous Cody Nite Rodeo, dude ranches, cowboy buffets, breweries, and restaurants scattered through the area. Other small attractions, like Old Trail Town, a ghost town where the likes of the Sun Dance Kid hid from the law, may also call your attention. You can also visit what was once the highest dam in the world at Buffalo Bill Reservoir, or go exploring Buffalo Bill State Park. You'll also find plenty of outfitters offering recreational tours and horseback rides. Or you can get some thrills whitewater rafting or taking the Sleep Giant Giant Zipline, a 3,500-foot zipline near the east entrance to Yellowstone.
Cody is a gateway town to Yellowstone National Park near the East Entrance. Cody is also one of the last real cowboy towns in America. Its not uncommon to see folks in boots and spurs ambling down the boardwalks. The town's namesake, William F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill Cody, founded the town. Buffalo Bill is one of the biggest entertainers in American History and the legacy of his traveling exhibition is maintained at the Buffalo Bill Museum, also known as the "Smithsonian of the West" as it honors all aspects of Western culture and history. Day passes to the museum are actually 2-day passes to encourage you to take in the West as much as possible through its multiple wings. Nightly rodeos, dude ranches, chuckwagon buffets, Native American pow-wows, Western shootouts, and other small museums and attractions also preserve Cody's Western heritage.
Other Area Attractions Resources
Located just outside of Billings, Pictograph Cave State Park welcomes all to explore this fascinating area.
Billings is home to Zoo Montana, home to a number of types of species.
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center and Dig Sites are located in Thermopolis.