Visit Cody

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.

 

Driving & Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Driving Tour download.

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.

Historic Downtown Cody Walking Tour download.

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.

Road improvements in 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.

Visitors should expect 30-minute delays between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond (excluding Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends).

From October 15 through November 5, 2018, the road between Sedge Bay and Fishing Bridge will be closed. During the closure, the East Entrance Road will remain open from the entrance to Sedge Bay, weather permitting.

Visitors traveling to and from Cody will need to use the Northeast Entrance during this closure. Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass) traditionally closes on October 9. Depending on weather, staff may keep it open after October 9 to allow for an additional route to and from Cody via the Northeast Entrance.