Things To Do:
CODY NITE RODEO
Every Night @ 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine. June 1st through September 1st
(Excludes June 30th-July 4th for Cody Stampede PRCA Rodeo).
Gates open at 7:00 p.m. so come early get your photo taken on Mongo the 2000-pound live Bull, meet the clowns & bullfighters, get your face painted and shop in our exclusive souvenir store.
The Cody Nite Rodeo is the longest running and the only place that rodeos every night for 76 years of fun family western entertainment! Let the kids join in the Calf Scramble as well.
Handicap Parking & Seating is available.
Full concessions are also available. Please no outside food or drinks.
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Start your exploration of the American West
When you visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, you see the American West in surprising new ways. Our stories entertain you, our collections and exhibits inspire you, our perspectives forever change yours.
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Incorporated in 1901, Cody, Wyoming is located 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park's East entrance. Cody was founded in 1896 by Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who passed through the region in the 1870s. He was so impressed by the development possibilities of irrigation, rich soil, grand scenery, hunting, and proximity to Yellowstone National Park that he returned in the mid-1890s to start a town. He brought with him men whose names still adorn street signs in Cody's downtown area: Beck, Alger, Rumsey, Bleistein, and Salsbury.
Today, Cody serves as the county seat for Park County. Cody's residential population of nearly 10,000 receives services from the City of Cody, including electricity, sanitation, water, wastewater, parks, recreation, law enforcement, and more. Cody has a total area of 10.43 square miles and an elevation of 5,016 feet above sea level.
The Shoshone River flows through Cody city limits in a moderately deep canyon. Cody is located approximately 50 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park.
Served by Yellowstone Regional Airport, Cody is a thriving community focused on serving the needs of the stable population base as well as the hundreds of thousands of annual visitors who travel from around the world to experience the beauty and culture of this mountainous area.
Cody was ranked by the National Council for Home Safety and Security as the fourth safest city in Wyoming in the year 2017.
Cody & Yellowstone National Park
THE WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL PARK
The world’s first national park contains more than two million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls, panoramic vistas, and a remarkable diversity of mammals, birds and fish. Since being declared a national park in 1872 by the US Congress, Yellowstone National Park has attracted many from every state and country, speaking different languages…and they are proud of the treasure that is Yellowstone.
Although Yellowstone National Park is primarily flanked by geysers, mud cauldrons and hot springs, Yellowstone’s lakes, rivers and waterfalls tend to draw the flash of a camera. Set your sights on Yellowstone Lake, one of the world’s largest natural fresh water lakes and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone Country is also home to an abundant and diverse wildlife that include grizzlies, wolves and elk. Click HERE for more details
The "Heart Mountain Relocation Center" opened in August 1942 and imprisoned more than 14,000 people during its three-year existence. The last incarcerees left Wyoming in November 1945.
In August of 2011, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation opened its doors with the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, a world-class museum dedicated to passing on the Heart Mountain story to future generations. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories, and interactive exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans who were confined here during WWII. The Center provides an overview of the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans, including the background history of anti-Asian prejudice in America and the factors leading to their enforced relocation and confinement. Special emphasis is given to the experience of incarceration, the diverse personal responses of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment, constitutional issues, violations of civil liberties and civil rights, and the broader issues of race and social justice in the U.S.
Heart Mountain is located 14 miles east of Cody, Wyoming. Take Hwy 14A to Road 19. A small road sign marks the turn. Look for tall red chimney to the north.
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