Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011
The town of Cody was founded by and named after the legendary Colonel William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody in 1898 and soon became the center for the areas cattlemen, sheepherders and oilmen.
Located in the midst of some of Wyoming’s most spectacular scenery, Cody is a haven for outdoors people of all types and the highway from Cody to Yellowstone National Park is known as ‘the most scenic 52 miles (83 km) in America’.
It’s most famous landmark is the Irma Hotel Bar which was a $100,000 gift from Queen Victoria to Buffalo Bill in appreciation of his Wild West Show. There are a number of buildings named after him and Buffalo Bill is honored in many annual events.
During the summer months there are nightly rodeos featuring the areas best cowboys.
Cody is a one night stop on Contiki’s Grand Northern Tour.