Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011

<p>The town of Cody was founded by and named after the legendary Colonel William &#8216;Buffalo Bill&#8217; Cody in 1898 and soon became the center for the areas cattlemen, sheepherders and oilmen.</p> <p>Located in the midst of some of Wyoming&#8217;s most spectacular scenery, Cody is a haven for outdoors people of all types and the highway from Cody to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/yellowstone-national-park">Yellowstone National Park</a> is known as &#8216;the most scenic 52 miles (83 km) in America&#8217;.</p> <p>It&#8217;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.</p> <h2>Events</h2> <p>During the summer months there are nightly rodeos featuring the areas best cowboys.</p> <p>Cody is a one night stop on Contiki&#8217;s <a href="/contikipedia/articles/grand-northern-tour">Grand Northern Tour</a>.</p>