The history of the Cody Country Chamber is almost as colorful & eventful as the founding of the town. Founded in 1900 by George T. Beck as 'The Cody Club,' the first organization was a sportsman’s club and practically every man in the county joined, including Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody himself. The club elected Buffalo Bill as "permanent first vice president."
The Cody Club enjoyed periods of great activity, several dormant periods and in 1919 a commercial club was organized that evolved into the Cody Chamber of Commerce. The first noonday lunch began February 11, 1920 at the Chamberlin Hotel. By 1941, the regular Monday lunch meetings had moved to The Cody Club Room at the Cody Auditorium, and that tradition continues today.
Thanks to a generous donation from the late Paul Stock, the Chamber moved into its current headquarters in 1968. The building we occupy was the original Buffalo Bill Museum and additional office space was added in 1998. We share our quarters with the Cody Country Art League.
Cody Country Chamber of Commerce Hours
Chamber office hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Our Chamber offices (and the Park County Travel Council offices) are closed for the following holidays: New Year's day, Martin Luther King Jr. day, Presidents' day, Memorial day, Independence day, Labor day, Columbus day, Veterans' day, Thanksgiving (the holiday and the Friday after), and Christmas day.
Visitor Center summer hours: 8am to 5pm, seven days a week, until Memorial Day weekend. After Memorial Day weekend, 8am to 7pm, seven days a week, until Labor day weekend.
Visitor Center fall hours: After Labor day weekend, 8am to 5pm seven days a week. 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday in October.
Visitor Center winter hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, November to April.
Our Visitor Center is closed for the following holidays: New Year's day, Martin Luther King Jr. day, Presidents' day, Veterans' day, Thanksgiving (the holiday and the Friday after), and Christmas day.
The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale
The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is a one-of-a-kind art sale with a Western theme, offering works relating to the land, people and wildlife of the American West. Artists offer a broad range of stylistic interpretations of the West in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, and mixed media. All works are original art.
The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale benefits the artists, the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce. The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is held in conjunction with the Center’s Patrons Ball Black Tie Gala, and By Western Hands’ Functional Design Exhibition, all of which are part of Cody, Wyoming’s annual “Rendezvous Royale Week.”
The ever-increasing success of this project is made possible by dedicated staff at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, as well as a hardworking volunteer committee.
The art exhibition, housed in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery, is free for public viewing each September. Main events include the Friday evening Live Auction, where guests mingle and dine inside the beautiful party tent adjacent to the museum and bid on more than $1 million of Western artwork, and the Saturday morning Quick Draw, where guests enjoy breakfast then observe while more than thirty painters and sculptors create original works of art in the Robbie Powwow Garden in only 90 minutes.
We invite you to immerse yourself in the arts during this exciting week in Cody, Wyoming! Explore the event at https://www.rendezvousroyale.org/.