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Cody Wyoming Attractions

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!

Tours of Cody Wyoming - Sightseeing

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

Rider Testimonials

Thousands of people ride the trolley each year, here's what a few of them have to say.

Best thing I did in Cody

An hour tour around Cody. The tour guides were fun and very knowledgeable, the tour was packed with interesting facts and sights and I thought it was quite slick. Well done.  Lucy H – 

Do First!

Great way to get an overview of the area before you start exploring. Informative and interesting. The trolley was clean and comfortable. Get your tickets on the porch of the Irma Hotel. Terri R

WOW!

Okay, this was so cool. I love history, and this tops the cake! you learn so much so fast about Cody and its founding father! The trolley was fun! I think we were the youngest on the tour, but I would do it again in a heart beat!  Heather B 

This is the best!

This is the best city tour we’ve ever taken, and we’ve been on a lot of them! Sherry & Ron W

Great way to learn about Cody’s history

The trolley guides were funny and made the whole tour worth it. First visit to Cody I would gladly recommend a tour like this! Jenny N 

What a great tour, TAKE IT!

We recently took the tour on the Cody Trolley and found it to be a great value and very fun! See it first and then decide what you want to do the rest of the time you are in Cody. An AWESOME experience!  5366familyvaca 

Fun little trolley

A must do if you’re in Cody! Friendly, funny and outgoing staff make this trolley fun. There’s lots of info and some really neat sights. Well worth the money!  canadianwannab 

Most fun history lesson — ever!!

From the trolley, to the clothes worn by driver & guide, to our welcome aboard, to pass around items for viewing, it was a super ride.  To add to the thrill of the ride, we stopped several minutes to watch a small fawn skip across a lawn and dine on the flowers.  Ruth O 

Great Trip!

This is a good way for visitors to see Cody and to hear about it’s history. You see mule deer laying in yards. The tour guide suggest places to see. It was fun! Beverly W

A Cody Wyoming Vacation

We took the Trolley tour starting at the famous Irma Hotel and loved every bit of the trip.  Loved it and would do it again.   Janice C