Cody is home to several world-famous events and historical attractions that are sure to please visitors with varying interests. The town was founded in 1887 by Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and continues to prosper with its diverse economy, which includes agriculture, timbering, oil/mineral extraction, light industry, recreation, and tourism.
Located 52 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Cody’s backdoor is open year-round to outdoor recreation opportunities. Visitors and locals can choose from fishing, hunting, horseback riding, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, boating, golfing, winter sports, and much more.
Visitors from all over the world come to see the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which contains five museums under one roof (Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Draper Museum of Natural History, and Cody Firearms Museum). The Cody Stampede and Nite Rodeos, the Jazz Festival, Frontier Festival, and Plains Indian Pow Wow are some of the town’s annual cultural events. Cody also has a lively fine art community with many art galleries to explore.
For more information, contact the Cody Chamber of Commerce at http://www.codychamber.org/ or (307) 587-2777.