Cody Nite Rodeo; credit Wyoming Office of Tourism
Located just 50 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park and 80 miles from the northeast entrance, Cody 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. Experience the west with attractions that include world-class museums, nightly rodeos, gun fight re-enactments, and cowboy music.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West houses five world-class museums and a research library all under one roof, all dedicated to the American West; its history, art, Native American heritage, the natural science of the Yellowstone region, and the development and importance of firearms to 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 hotels.
Visitors can’t miss the Red Canyon Wild Mustang Tours and the opportunity to see golden eagles, pronghorn antelope, black tailed prairie dogs, and coyotes! It’s a true American safari with each tour being completely unique.
Since 1938, the Cody Nite Rodeo has been an annual town staple to catch real wild, western, family-friendly action nightly, June – August. Visitors can also enjoy a Western music experience at Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue which can be seen at the Buffalo Bill’s Music Hall.