History / Community
Cody, Wyoming is located just 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park, in beautiful Park County, Wyoming. The Cody area, also known as Buffalo Bill's Cody/Yellowstone Country, is famous for its proximity to Yellowstone National Park, spectacular scenery, exciting history, and for its world-class museum, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Within Buffalo Bill's Cody/Yellowstone Country is the nation's first national park (Yellowstone), first national forest (Shoshone), and a series of historical and entertainment attractions that make it one of the world's leading travel destinations.
Cody was founded in 1896 by the living legend, Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who at the age of 41 was one of the most famous men in the world. Cody, variously known for his exploits as Pony Express rider, scout, hunter, entrepreneur and showman had become the friend of presidents and kings, senators and governors and many of the country's most influential business people as a result of his genius and showmanship.
Cody's "educational expositions," better known as "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show," captured the international public's imagination. The exposition toured the world for thirty years. His exploits and accomplishments are in plain evidence throughout Park County.
How to Get There
Cody is 52 miles east of the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park and 81 miles south of the northeast entrance to Yellowstone.
BY CAR - Interstates 25 and 90 allow an approach from the southeast and east. From the north, Montana 310 connects I-90 with Wyoming 120. From the south, take I-25 to Casper and US 120 to Shoshoni, Thermopolis, Meeteetse and Cody. From the east, US 14A from the Big Horn Mountains.
BY AIR - Year round air service is available at Yellowstone Regional Airport with communter flights from Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.