Visit Cody to explore our unique nook of Wyoming representing the last of the true West where cowboy culture remains alive and well! With a small-town feel surrounded by miles of jaw-dropping vistas and wildlife habitats, the opportunities for outdoor adventure, recreation, education, and entertainment are as vast and varied as the Wyoming skies. While you’ll undoubtedly experience the small-town feel of Cody, especially from the friendly, tight-knit locals eager to welcome new visitors, you’ll be surprised by the vast number of things to do in Cody, WY.

The area is packed with delicious eateries, fascinating museums, and bucket-list-worthy outdoor recreation. Read on to explore the possibilities and discover the best things to add to your Cody itinerary. 

If you’re looking for a comprehensive tool to guide you through your Cody, WY experience, request a complimentary copy of our online Vacation Guide 

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While there’s a myriad of activities to enjoy all around Cody, you can even find a wide variety of action-packed fun right here in Cody’s backyard. Browse these Cody, WY activities like hiking, biking, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, fishing, kayaking, zip-lining, and more! Don’t miss out on all there is to discover right here in Cody.

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Best Places to Eat in Cody

Discover a variety of places to eat in Cody to satisfy any craving! Our casual dining options are the cherry on top of your Wild West experience. Whether you’re searching for a juicy hamburger, ethnic eats, a big steak, or a refreshing craft brew, you’ll find it in the Cody restaurant scene. Let the spirit of the world-famous "Buffalo Bill" Cody tingle your taste buds and inhabit your soul...and stomach!

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Events & Entertainment in Cody

Enjoy numerous events in Cody during your stay, all true to the unique spirit of the area! From the world-famous Cody Nite Rodeo to summer concerts, fairs and festivals, parades, and more, there`s something for everyone to spark interest and create long-lasting memories.

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Horseback Riding, Scenic Drives, and Other Outdoor Activities

There’s so much to explore within in town of Cody and in the surrounding area. Cody is one of the top destinations for connecting with the outdoors and embracing the beauty of the western mountains. Whether you choose to enjoy the beauty from your car with scenic drives, ride horseback through the wilderness, or get hands-on with activities like hiking, fishing, or kayaking, you’ll never run out of outdoor activities in Cody.

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Local Shops & Boutiques

While Cody is a small town, there’s no shortage of boutiques and shops to find the perfect souvenirs. You can find a variety of stores in Downtown Cody, many conveniently clustered on Sheridan Avenue, to make a whole day of shopping your way through the town. Browse some of our favorite Cody shopping spots below.

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Neighboring Towns of Cody, WY

Visitors love exploring the neighboring towns around Cody, WY! There’s so much more to see and do in these neighboring towns to expand the possibilities and make your trip even more memorable. Spot wildlife in Meeteetse, catch some incredible views in Sunlight and Crandall, visit the world’s largest mineral hot springs in Thermopolis, and indulge in the natural surroundings of Wapiti and North Fork on your way to Yellowstone.

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Nearby Day Trips

Wyoming has many beautiful things to offer. Some from day trips from Cody include a trip to the beautiful Big Horn Mountains where you can hike, fish, camp and more! You can also take a trek to Thermopolis to check out the Dinosaur Museum and the Hot Springs. Or consider taking a drive over to the Dinosaur Dig in Bighorn County!

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Yellowstone National Park 

One of the best things about Cody, WY, is the convenient proximity to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Many Cody visitors make day trips to Yellowstone during their stay to see the amazing natural wonders found in the park. Just an hour's drive from Downtown Cody, this makes for an easy day trip to enjoy all things Yellowstone while still enjoying the beauty of Cody itself. There are several popular sights and activities to find near the East Entrance that makes this drive more than worth it!

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