Cody, Wyoming has a history that expands as far and wide as the Wild West state of Wyoming itself. The Chamber of Commerce happens to be the oldest in Wyoming dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The chamber was originally formed as a hunting group that included Cody’s most famous resident, “Buffalo Bill” Cody. When Col. Cody founded the town in 1896 it was with the intention of opening a hospitality center. Hospitality and friendliness abound to this day as evidenced by the town’s reputation as the “Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone.”
A rich and truly western history paired with its proximity to Yellowstone National Park makes Cody a pleasure trove of action for visitors wishing to step back in time and see Cody as it was in its untamed, cowboy days of yore. For cowboy-want-to-be’s who crave the true ranch hand experience, a dude ranch may be just what the doctor ordered. Adrenaline junkies who prefer the thrill of wide open spaces fueled by mountain-fresh air can explore the area’s summer rock and winter ice climbing, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, or white water rafting adventures.
Action may be what you want to see more than what you want to participate in. In that case, you’d be remiss not to spend at least one night hootin’ and hollerin’ for your favorite rodeo rider at the Cody Nite Rodeo! Cody, Wyoming is known as the Rodeo Capital of the World and no vacation to the West would be complete without witnessing some steer roping and bull riding.
Families and visitors to Cody who are seeking knowledge regarding the area’s history, its people and traditions will not want to miss a visit (or two) to the area’s pre-eminent Buffalo Bill museum. Be a part of history yourself as the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center) embarks on new horizons in keeping the history of the West thriving for generations to come.
Beautiful surroundings, endless adventure, truly wild wildlife and a storied history make for exciting days and evenings in and around Cody, Wyoming. Knowing you’ll return to your clean, comfortable accommodations to rest your weary bones, makes it a breeze to wake the next morning refreshed and ready to tackle another day of excitement.