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 Country has varied lodging opportunities, fine dining, world class museums and western activities. We are the only gateway community with two entrances to Yellowstone National Park and Cody is the hub for several loop tour drives that access five different day trips, some are scenic byways.
For exceptional Yellowstone Country travel information, including an on-line trip planner you can also visit the Cody/Yellowstone Country website at www.CodyYellowstone.org.
Printable Visitor Map of Cody
Download and print your own PDF map of Cody, WY. Map shows lodging, camping, dining, Cody attractions, and outdoor activities in and around Cody. Businesses listed are currently Cody Chamber Members. For printing purposes please note this map is scaled to fit a legal size sheet of paper.
WY State Parks To Open Camping to In State Residents May 15
Wyoming State Parks will partially reopen to camping for Wyoming residents beginning May 15. State Parks has remained open to day-use recreation but closed to camping due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, and in an effort to open parks to camping as quickly as possible, all camping will now require reservations. Not all campsites will be available due to designed social distancing. This will also ensure that only in-state residents can make reservations, provide instant communication through information on the reservation, and reduce cash handling by staff. The reservation system also decreases the stress of not knowing if you have a campsite to stay in before you leave your home.
The decision to reopen out-of-state visitor camping will be continually reassessed by State Park management, and a future plan will be submitted to the Governor and State Health Officer as camping begins to open in surrounding states.
2020 Construction Projects in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond
Locals and visitors alike should be aware of the road improvements being made between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond in Yellowstone National Park.
From May 4 to October 20, 2020 visitors should expect 30-minute delays along the East Entrance road between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond (excluding Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends). You can read the most current construction updates at this link. This project will be completed in 2020!
Tower Fall to Chittenden Road
The road between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road will be completely closed until May 2022. Specific areas on each side of this closure will be open for select time periods:
On the Canyon Village side of the closure: The only way to access the peak of Mount Washburn during construction is via the Canyon Village side of the closure. The Mount Washburn trail and trailhead parking lot near Dunraven Pass will be open during construction. The Chittenden Road and parking area will be open from June through August, but this road and parking area will be closed at select time periods before Independence Day and after Labor Day (dates to be determined).
On the Tower-Roosevelt side of the closure: Tower Fall, the Tower General Store, Tower Fall Campground, and Calcite Springs will be open and accessible from Tower-Roosevelt between June 5–September 6, 2020 and June 4–September 26, 2021. In the winters, Tower Fall and trails in the vicinity will be open for skis and snowshoes, snow-permitting, from early November through March (follow all closure signage posted at Tower Junction). Traffic from Tower-Roosevelt will be turned around at Calcite Springs May 8–June 5, 2020; September 6–November 2, 2020; May 7–June 4, 2021; and September 26–November 8, 2021. There will be no access to the trails for Mount Washburn from the Tower-Roosevelt side of the closure.
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.
Our dedicated Visitor Center Staff can help you plan your time in Cody! We have brochures, maps of Cody, information on Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming state maps 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, Monday through Friday, as of May 18, 2020.
Fall hours: 8am to 5pm, daily in the month of 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, Memorial Day, Veterans' day, Thanksgiving (the holiday and the Friday after), and Christmas day.