Things To Do in Cody Wy

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Saddle up and ride into the Wild West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West -  a must-see collection of five world-class museums covering the size of five football fields. Go back in time to a world of cowboys and cowgirls, Plains Indians, and rugged, untouched landscapes. Create lasting memories with a wealth of after hours programs and experiences on your journey through Yellowstone. Museums include the Buffalo Bill Museum, Whitney Western Art Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, and the Plains Indian Museum.

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Yellowstone National Park East Entrance

Yellowstone is our nation’s first national park, founded in 1872. Just 50 miles from Cody, the East entrance takes you into a wonderland of abundant wildlife, thermal features, and more. Your first stop will be Yellowstone Lake, with shorelines dotted with geothermal features. To the southeast lie West Thumb Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. Explore the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to the north. 


Cody Nite Rodeo at Stampede Park

Cody, WY is the rodeo capital of the world, and the famous Cody Nite Rodeo has been held every night of the summer since 1938 making it one of the longest running successful professional rodeos in the country. No trip to Cody is complete without a trip to the rodeo! 

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Old Trail Town

Old Trail Town gives visitors a unique opportunity to experience first-hand our rich Western heritage with authentic frontier buildings from the 1890’s. It’s one of Cody’s most popular family-friendly western destinations, and it’s just across the street from The Cody Hotel. Step back in time and see the lifestyle and history of the Frontier West with this rare collection of authentic structures and furnishings. 

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Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center

Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center
See breathtaking views and learn about area wildlife, geography, farming, and the dam construction at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center. The Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam in the world when it was completed in 1910 - and visitors can walk across the top of the dam and look down 280 feet to the Shoshone River!

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With vast expanses of public lands and a compressed geology Cody has a wide variety of world-class mountain biking trails. There are trails suitable for everyone from beginners to experts, and with so much terrain to cover, you can bike for days in this uncrowded, mountain playground! Check out Park County Pedalers to start planning your adventure. 


Take a short walk or a challenging hike in Cody Country! Explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on the trails of the Shoshone National Forest and hundreds of miles of Yellowstone National Park. 

Rock Climbing

Whether you’re an experienced sport climber or just interested in trying out some bouldering, Cody has plenty of rock climbing possibilities for you. Investigate the sandstone, limestone, and granite of western Wyoming up close and personal. Contact the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce for information on guides and instruction

River Rafting / Kayaking

From a family-friendly float to a wild whitewater kayak ride, a trip down the Shoshone River is a spectacular way to view wildlife and get an up-close-and-personal look at the geology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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