Cody Wyoming Vacation Information

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Cody Wyoming

Located 64 miles south of Red Lodge is the vibrant community of Cody, founded by Buffalo Bill in 1896, providing amenities and activities including nightly rodeos, outdoor recreation, and historical sites. Read More

  • Cody is located 64 miles south of Red Lodge.
  • Hike in Yellowstone or in the Beartooth and Absaroka mountain ranges.
  • Fish or float the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and visit the dam.
  • Tour Main Street or visit Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
  • Choose from a range of dining, lodging and shopping options.

Overview

Cody is a true western town, founded by Buffalo Bill in 1896, and just an hour’s drive from Yellowstone National Park. Situated near the Shoshone River, fisherman and boaters can float the north and south forks and Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Hiking, biking, shopping, dining, and lodging are on offer, as well as indoor attractions such as Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

Location

Located 64 miles south of Red Lodge, near Yellowstone National Park.

Services/Amenities

Lodging – Featuring modern and historic hotels, motels, rental cabins, RV parks, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts and lodges.

Dining – Enjoy everything from steak dinners to Asian and Mexican cuisine and other fare. 

Shopping – Cody’s Main Street has gift shops, jewelry stores, western boutiques and more.

Other Amenities

  • Service Stations
  • Banks/ATMs
  • Medical Center
  • Department/Grocery Stores

Activities

Hiking/Backpacking
Explore millions of acres in Yellowstone and the Beartooth and Absoroka Mountains.

Fishing
Catch trout on the Shoshone, or lake fish where the forks converge, on Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

Hunting/Wildlife Viewing
Cody provides great hunting for antelope, mule deer, and elk. Dawn and dusk drives along the North and South Forks of the Shoshone offer your best chance for wildlife viewing, including big horn sheep and Grizzly Bears.   

Rafting/Boating
Float, motor or paddle the river or reservoir.

RV and Camping
Cody has numerous campgrounds and RV sites for visitors and outdoor enthusiasts.

Attractions

Buffalo Bill Historical Center
View Buffalo Bill’s personal items, live footage from his Congress of Rough Riders, western artifacts, artwork, firearms, and more.

Cody Rodeo
Cheer your favorite cowgirl and cowboy during Cody’s summertime nightly rodeo.

Buffalo Bill Reservoir and Dam
Fish and boat on the reservoir, camp along the shoreline, and take a tour of the dam.

Yellowstone National Park
Enjoy all that Yellowstone Park has to offer, just an hour’s drive from Cody.

Scenic Drives 
Experience breathtaking views on the dramatic Beartooth and Chief Joseph Highways.

Getting Here

Cody, Wyoming is 64 miles south of Red Lodge, Montana.

Directions from Red Lodge: Travel 14.4 miles east on MT-308 before taking a right (south) onto MT-72 (becomes WY-120), continuing for approximately 50 miles.

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