Surprising Cody, Wyoming
Those people who might think there is nothing surprising about Cody, Wyoming didn’t see the T-Rex rolling down Sheridan Avenue last week.
Like many Wyoming towns, Cody, Wyoming is full of surprises. Last week we saw a 28-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex travel through town on the way to its new home at the Casper College Tate Geological Museum. You couldn’t exactly miss the bronze sculpture as it was traveling by truck to Cody. An oddity, certainly, but if you’ve lived in Cody as long as I have nothing really surprises you.
Visitors to Cody, Wyoming will find we have a few other surprises up our sleeves. Here are a few examples. You’ll hear about many of these surprising fun facts about Cody if you take the Cody Trolley Tour of the town, a popular tour for vacationers and locals alike.
Cody, Wyoming is home to three pioneer homes that were ordered from a Sears Catalog in 1908.
One of Cody’s banks was robbed by members of the famous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang in 1904, and you can see their hideaway cabin at Old Trail Town, a collection of cabins and other buildings from the pioneer days.
We name our rock formations. My personal favorites are “Old Woman and Her Cabin” and “Laughing Pig Rock.”
Our own Buffalo Bill Dam was once the highest concrete dam in the world.
At one time, there were more Japanese-American citizens interred at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp than there were Cody citizens.
The Cody Nite Rodeo is the longest running summer-season nightly rodeo in the country.
Some locals believe that Buffalo Bill is buried in Cody, not in Colorado.
We Cody locals have a great deal of style. Our Rendezvous Royale event staged every September includes the nationally rated Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Western fashion show, quick-draw event and an auction.
Our own Buffalo Bill Center of the West is world class. The museum has earned the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor – again.
Cody’s blue ribbon trout fishing draws anglers from around the world.
These are just a few of Cody’s surprises. While I can’t promise we’ll have a T-Rex rolling down the street when you visit, I can assure you that when you will leave our historic town you will realize there is something quite special here in our little corner of northwestern Wyoming.