You know, “wild” is an often-used term out here in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country! After all, Buffalo Bill Cody became famous for his Wild West Shows; wildlife abounds at every turn; wildflowers are in bloom all summer long, depending on your elevation; and “wild” entertainment happens year-round! So I thought that this week I’d highlight some of the “wild”-ness that happens here all year round!
The Cody Nite Rodeo provides “wild” entertainment every night, June through August! It’s the longest running nightly outdoor rodeo in the country, entertaining visitors for almost 70 years. All the traditional rodeo events are represented each night – team roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, bareback, the works! There are even trick riders and rodeo clowns to keep the audience entertained between events.
No matter which direction you go around Cody, you’ll find wildlife. Heading east, you’ll see herds of wild mustangs and antelope; south, the Bighorn Sheep find themselves right at home; north, elk can be found in abundance in the Sunlight Basin area; and of course, west takes you to Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll find bison, moose, wolves, coyotes, and bears!
The high elevation here in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country Read More