Things To Do & See On The Way To Cody Wyoming

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Cody, Wyoming offers so much in historic sights, outdoor recreation and more, but you will find this western town is surrounded by other vacation destinations that can’t be missed.

Surrounding Cody, Wyoming, you'll find a multitude of destinations that will make a vacation in the west the very best.

  • Badlands Park
    Located along the western edge of South Dakota in the Black Hills and east of Cody, Wyoming, this park boasts 244,000 acres of colorful towering pinnacles and eroded buttes as well as some fun recreational opportunities.
  • Billings, MT
    In the southeast section of Montana, northeast of Yellowstone National Park, Billings is in the heart of the Old West. Surrounded by forests and recreation areas, visitors marvel at the number of activities available.
  • Black Hills, SD
    The Black Hills are east of Cody, Wyoming, along the western edge of South Dakota. There are impressive landscapes and many attractions, such as Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore, which attract visitors from all over the world.
  • Bozeman, MT
    Bozeman, Montana sits just north of the Mammoth Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and is surrounded by the Gallatin Mountains. Filled with culture, recreation and sports, Bozeman is a quaint mountain town to fit into your itinerary.
  • Crazy Horse Monument
    Located within the South Dakota Black Hills, the Crazy Horse Memorial is still being constructed and expected to be the largest sculpture in the world when done. It’s dedicated to Crazy Horse, a Sioux warrior who defeated Custer in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
  • Deadwood, SD
    Located in the scenic Black Hills of South Dakota, Deadwood is just north of Rapid City, and stands for the Old West as no other town can. It’s a National Historic Landmark that is great to tour. There are even casinos for those who love to gamble a bit, and plenty of outdoor recreation close by.
  • Denver, CO
    Denver is known as the “Mile High City,” and sits at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, with some gorgeous views. A wonderful vacation destination, Denver provides abundant cultural and recreation opportunities for young and old. Not far away you can explore Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Devil’s Tower
    Devil’s Tower National Monument is a favorite of climbers with its sheer rock walls. This incredible rock formation is in northeastern Wyoming, near the South Dakota border and not a long trip from Cody, Wyoming.
  • Glacier Park
    Glacier National Park fills visitors with a rare serenity, with the lush meadows, pristine valleys and snow-capped peaks of two Rocky Mountain sub-ranges. The park is in the north of Montana, bordering Canada.
  • Grand Teton Park
    Just south of Yellowstone National Park you’ll find the truly grand Grand Teton National Park. This northwestern part of Wyoming holds many fabulous sights and this is a remarkable one indeed, offering breathtaking views of the Teton Mountains. You have premiere outdoor activities all around, including hiking, camping, horseback riding and fishing.
  • Jackson Hole, WY
    Jackson Hole is a valley created by the Grand Tetons and Gros Ventre Mountains. Contained within its boundaries are Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge. On the south edge sits Yellowstone National Park and to the west is the western town of Jackson, Wyoming. It goes without saying that outdoor enthusiasts are never without activities to enjoy.
  • Laramie, WY
    Laramie Wyoming sits between the Laramie Mountains and the Medicine Bow Mountains, in the southeast corner of Wyoming. It’s the perfect location to find all sorts of outdoor activity, including boating, biking, fishing, hiking and camping.
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield
    Commemorating the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn, this national monument is located in southeastern Montana. It’s a place where the history of the United States was made, as the government and Native Americans fought over land, power and respect.
  • Mount Rushmore
    At Mount Rushmore National Memorial the carved heads of our most revered presidents are etched in granite. Only 390 miles east of Cody, Wyoming, it’s well worth a visit. The impressive images of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and what they stood for will remain permanently in our hearts and minds.
  • Rocky Mountain Park
    Rocky Mountain National Park runs along the Continental Divide in Colorado. The tallest peak is Long’s Peak at 14,259 feet. More than 359 miles of trails provide hours of fun as visitors hike, backpack and horseback ride through this pristine wilderness.
  • West Yellowstone, MT
    The town of West Yellowstone is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, its only western entrance. At this popular vacation destination of 6,666 feet elevation, folks can walk or snowmobile right into the park from their front door.

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