Live in the Real West!
LIFE IN CODY
If you’re searching for the real American West, look no further than Cody, Wyoming. Founded in 1896 by that most authentic representative of the Old West, Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, this community of old and new reflects the vision of its founder.
The City of Cody lies about 20 miles east of the Shoshone National Forest, our country’s first national forest, and 52 miles east of the East Entrance to the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Cody blends spectacularly beautiful and unspoiled scenery with outstanding attractions, extensive outdoor recreation, a variety of lodging facilities and restaurants, unique shopping and a bustling business community.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Yellowstone National Park and the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, Cody is surrounded by some of the country’s most scenic country. It is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast—camping, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, golfing, rock and ice climbing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing.
Employers include a regional hospital, state and federal government, high tech and manufacturing companies and an abundance of small businesses. Cody is also home to many entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to start a business – Cody is a great place to do it.
Of Wyoming’s 23 counties Park County probably reflects the state’s economy better than any other. It’s a mix of energy, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing, and Cody is at the heart of it all. Combine all that with the cultural amenities and mild climate, and you’ve found a community that is not only a great place to live but also to do business.
Much more than history and the feel of the Old West are present in modern day Cody, Wyoming. Because it’s a tourist destination, Cody has a number of fine restaurants, superb shopping, western design furniture manufacturers and other western artisans, an array of art galleries and a business friendly climate.