Cody, Wyoming offers ample opportunities to experience the great American adventure.
Founded by the legendary scout and showman, Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Western attractions such as nightly summer rodeos, gun fight reenactments, cowboy music and the world-class Buffalo Bill Center of the West offer just a few things to do in Cody. You can even walk through Old Trail Town to see authentic 1890s frontier buildings that made up the original town site. Those pining for an outdoor escape can find mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, horseback riding and river rafting in the nearby Shoshone National Forest. Just a 50-mile drive east will bring you to the iconic Yellowstone National Park, where you can spend days admiring geysers, lakes and wildlife. The Cody-Yellowstone area, which includes Powell to the north and Meeteetse to the south, also boasts three scenic byways featuring stunning landscapes. If you’re feeling daring, head to Sleeping Giant for a ziplining experience with breathtaking views of the Absaroka Mountains or zip down the area’s ski runs in the winter. Save some time for strolling through Cody’s downtown, which includes fine restaurants, art galleries, unique shopping and the historic Irma Hotel.