Cody is the eastern gateway to a Rocky Mountain recreation wonderland. The town is located a mile high near the edge of a vast sagebrush-covered basin. Nearby mountains along the western skyline are within one of the nation’s largest wildernesses next to Yellowstone National Park. Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and several friends came here in the 1890s to build a community. The town was named Cody at the insistence of his fellow developers in 1895. In 1902, he opened his landmark hotel and a railroad was built into town.
Today, Cody prospers as a classic New Western town. The world’s foremost museum/gallery complex dedicated to Western lore is the major attraction. This incomparable tribute to Buffalo Bill and the unspoiled grandeur of the “Cody Country” are attracting renowned artists and fine art galleries, just as a famed nightly rodeo has attracted real cowboys for many decades. West of town, historic mountain lodges retain the spirit and decor of their thoroughly Western settings.
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