Visit Cody, Wyoming! We invite you to spend several days, a week, or a year in Cody Country.
Experience the True West
Take a vacation in one of the last places that epitomizes the True West. Cody is what America was, a place where the cowboy culture thrives and where the new west begins. The vistas are spectacular, the land is wild, the people are genuinely friendly and the opportunities for outdoor adventure, recreation, education and entertainment are as large and varied as the Wyoming skies.
Cody, WY is the only gateway community with two entrances to Yellowstone National Park and the hub for several loop tour drives that access a variety of day trips and scenic byways.
For exceptional travel information, including an on-line trip planner you can also visit the Cody/Yellowstone Country website at www.CodyYellowstone.org.
Yellowstone Regional Airport is the year-round aviation gate-way to Cody, WY. They are serviced by United Airlines with a connection to Denver, CO. Short term and long term parking are free for travelers.
2023 Construction Projects in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone River Bridge - Summer 2023 until fall 2026, traffic delays will occur in this area year-round.
Old Faithful to West Thumb - summer 2023 until fall 2023, expect up to 30-minute delays between May–Oct. 31.
Northeast Entrance Road (2022 Flood Recovery) - Beginning early summer 2023 until fall 2023, expect up to 30-minute delays.
Lewis River Bridge - Beginning summer 2023 until fall 2024, expect up to 20-minute delays between May–Oct. 31. Additionally, there may be overnight closures before June 30.
Our dedicated Visitor Center Staff can help you plan your time in Cody, WY! We have brochures, maps, information on Yellowstone National Park, and other information you can browse. We sell tickets to several local attractions, in addition to Wyoming State Park Passes (not to be confused with National Park passes, which we do not sell.)
Visitor Center Hours:
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.
Fall hours: After Labor day weekend, 8am to 5pm seven days a week. 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday in October.
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.
Printable Visitor Map of Cody
Driving & Historic Downtown Walking Tours
This tour will take you on a scenic drive between Cody and Fishing Bridge Yellowstone National Park, passing through Wapiti, Sylvan Pass, and the East Entrance to Yellowstone along the way.
If we had to choose one word for the route, it’d be “dramatic”! This region is packed with fascinating stories, from Mother Nature’s spectacular, rumbling, steaming landscape to fantastic human engineering accomplishments and the wildly entertaining feats of local legend “Buffalo Bill” Cody.
You’ll travel along the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway. As you wind your way along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that inhabit this area. Have your camera ready to snap pictures of deer, elk, bighorn sheep, bison and, if you’re lucky, maybe even a grizzly bear.
This tour is brought to you by the Park County Travel Council, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the generous donation from the Nielson family. Local historian and photographer, Mack Frost narrates.
Cody, Wyoming 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.
Walk through downtown Cody and travel back to the frontier days, exploring sites such as:
- Carnegie library founded by literary frontierswomen with help from Andrew Carnegie
- Irma Hotel, Buffalo Bill’s “Hotel in the Rockies,” named after his daughter
- Chamberlin Inn, where celebrity guests like Ernest Hemingway stayed
This tour was created in partnership with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Park County Travel Council. It was made possible by the generosity of the Nielson Family. Narrated by retired local radio broadcaster Mack Frost.
Both these tour download links are courtesy of TravelStorys. Their app is available free for download for both iOS and Android phones.