Cody, Wyoming is a uniquely western travel destination. Many people visit Cody on their way to and from Yellowstone National Park and always find themselves wishing they had more time to spend in our little town!
We hear it all summer long on the trolley: “We had no idea there were so many things to see and do in Cody, Wyoming!” Its easy to spend three or more days in Cody experiencing and enjoying our many attractions. Add shopping, restaurants and the many scenic drives in our area and you could easily spend a week. With so many fun things to do in Cody, Wyoming you will have a great time!
Things to do – Daytime Activities
Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Five world-class museums under one roof for one admission price that is good for two consecutive days. Enjoy the Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, and the spectacular new Draper Museum of Natural History. For best value, purchase the “Experience Cody: Inside & Out” combination ticket that provides admissions to a Cody Trolley tour and all five museums for just $41 (a $5 savings!). www.bbcw.org
Old Trail Town. Imagine a time capsule the size of a town! Step back 140 years and explore 25 historic cabins arranged to form a frontier settlement. These authentic buildings have been gathered from all over Montana and Wyoming and date from 1861-1901. Put your finger in the bullet hole in the door of an authentic Hole-in-the-Wall Gang outlaw cabin. Stroll through an early saloon, a trading post or blacksmith shop. View the grave of Jeremiah “Liver-Eating” Johnston, the man portrayed by Robert Redford in the movie Jeremiah Johnson. oldtrailtown.org
Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center. Admission free. Completed in 1910 and standing 328 feet tall, the Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam ever built up to that time, and the world’s very first arch dam – the forerunner to the Hoover Dam. Since increased to 353 feet tall, the dam and reservoir provide the water supply for Cody and the Big Horn Basin. Spectacular views of the canyon and reservoir from on top of the dam! www.bbdvc.org .
The Cody Mural Visitor Center. Free of charge. Located in the 16-foot high dome of the Mormon Church, this magnificent painting by famous western artist Edward Grigware depicts the history of the Mormon Church. A second room is filled with fine western art and showcases the huge contribution Mormon settlers made to the development of our Big Horn Basin area.
Cody Recreation Center. Open to the public! Four indoor pools, basketball, racquetball, exercise equipment and walking track. Access all the amenities of this $12 million facility by purchasing a day pass. Prices: Adults – $8 | Youth – $4.
River Trips. Cody boasts some of the best whitewater river rafting in Wyoming. If you’re looking for a fun family adventure river rafting the Shoshone River might be just the ticket. Cody Wyoming Adventure’s Red Canyon River Trips, Wyoming River Trips , and River Runners offer daily rafting trips.
“The Scout” monument. Free of charge. Dedicated on July 4, 1924, this magnificent sculpture of Buffalo Bill was created by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Depicting Buffalo Bill as a military scout, this statue has become the international symbol of Cody, Wyoming.
Things to do – Evening Entertainment
Cody Night Rodeo. Voted the best outdoor rodeo two of the last six years, the Cody Night Rodeo performs every night June through August, at 8:00 pm. This rodeo holds more PRCA-sanctioned events than any other rodeo in America! Barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding and pageantry. www.codystampederodeo.com
Cody Firearms Experience 142 West Yellowstone Ave. Choose from different packages that allow you to see, touch and even fire firearms from the past! Ask about our Gatlin Gun! www.codyfirearemsexperience.com
Cody Cattle Company Western Music Show & Buffet Dinner
Cody Cattle Company combines foot stomping live entertainment with an all you can eat Chuckwagon buffet for a truly western entertainment experience for the entire family. Cody Trolley Tour guests receive a $2 discount coupon | Trifecta tickets include the Cody Night Rodeo. thecodycattlecompany.com .
Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue
This Branson style music variety show is a must see for Cody, Wyoming visitors. The show is entertaining for all ages with plenty of talent, plenty of laughs and plenty of fun! Performances Monday through Saturday nights at 5:30 pm. The show is now located inside the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and has a wonderful dinner that can be added on. cowboymusicrevue.com
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Stroll through history while viewing over a thousand relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including “America’s War of Independence, The Gold Rush Era, The US Civil War, The Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, The Roaring 20’s, and World War II. The Cody Dug Up Gun Museum opened in 2009. codydugupgunmuseum.com
The Cody Monologues
Get to know some of the more colorful women if Cody in this award-winning, one-act play that features an Artist, an Author, a Lady Doc, a Lady of the Evening, and More! Each historical character will entertain you with their story in our intimate theatre space. Come see the play that has been called, “Fun, funny, and engaging.” The Cody Monologues, by local playwright, Bethany Hamilton Sandvick is sure to delight theatre and history lovers ages 7 to 107! www.codyperformingarts.com June: 23, 24, 28-30 July: 12-16, 19, 20, 26-29 August: 4, 5, 9-12
Wild West Spectacular
You have heard the name, you have read the stories, now see the Legend of Buffalo Bill Cody come to life with dancing, singing, music, and humor. The Wild West has always been unpredictable and unexpected. This show is no exception. Whether you are a young buckaroo or an old timer, a local or someone “not from around these here parts”; you will be entertained by: action, romance, humor, perils, fights, toe tappn’, hoots & hollers, and of course DANCING and SINGING!
*This is a 2 hour show with a 15 minute intermission. Real fire arms are not used in this production.