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Known for its abundance of preserved historic buildings and iconic downtown evocative of the Old West, the town of Cody, Wyoming is a destination as warm and welcoming as it is visually stunning. The surrounding area is also home to America’s oldest national park, Yellowstone, along with the Shoshone National Forest and untold miles of breathtaking landscape, from ranchlands and wide-open plains to high desert and towering mountains.

Here, discover just a few of the scenic vistas, historic properties, and notable landmarks of Cody Yellowstone.

Landscapes & Waterways

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Shoshone National Forest

America’s oldest national forest, comprising 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains.

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Yellowstone National Park

Over two million acres of towering geysers, plunging waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and a remarkable diversity of wildlife.

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Upper Sunshine Reservoir

A popular spot for hiking, fishing, and wildlife-watching, this pristine lake is framed by a panorama of rugged hills, located 12 miles southwest of Meeteetse.

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Shoshone National Forest

America’s oldest national forest, comprising 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains.

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Yellowstone National Park

Over two million acres of towering geysers, plunging waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and a remarkable diversity of wildlife.

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Upper Sunshine Reservoir

A popular spot for hiking, fishing, and wildlife-watching, this pristine lake is framed by a panorama of rugged hills, located 12 miles southwest of Meeteetse.

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Sunlight Basin

Home to outstanding hiking and riding trails and a variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, elk, bears, and mountain goats.

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Clarks Fork Canyon

Breathtaking canyon surrounding the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, frsamed by mountainous terrain.

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Morrison Jeep Trail

Rugged ORV trail spanning 22 miles of the Shoshone Forest from Clarks Fork River Valley to the Beartooth Plateau.

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Sunlight Basin

Home to outstanding hiking and riding trails and a variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, elk, bears, and mountain goats.

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Clarks Fork Canyon

Breathtaking canyon surrounding the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, frsamed by mountainous terrain.

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Morrison Jeep Trail

Rugged ORV trail spanning 22 miles of the Shoshone Forest from Clarks Fork River Valley to the Beartooth Plateau.

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Beartooth Mountains

A range of rugged peaks just northeast of Yellowstone National Park, traversed via the Beartooth Highway.

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Wood River

Network of over 16 miles of groomed nordic ski trails located just 22 miles southwest of Meeteetse.

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Lower Sunshine Reservoir

Lower Sunshine Reservoir is a beautiful reservoir located just 29.9 miles from Cody, filled with a variety of fish including splake, brown trout, cutthroat trout and whitefish.

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Beartooth Mountains

A range of rugged peaks just northeast of Yellowstone National Park, traversed via the Beartooth Highway.

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Wood River

Network of over 16 miles of groomed nordic ski trails located just 22 miles southwest of Meeteetse.

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Lower Sunshine Reservoir

Lower Sunshine Reservoir is a beautiful reservoir located just 29.9 miles from Cody, filled with a variety of fish including splake, brown trout, cutthroat trout and whitefish.

A man watches the sun set over the Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Buffalo Bill State Park & Reservoir

A State Park established in 1957 surrounding the reservoir formed by the Buffalo Bill Dam.

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Top of the World

Top of the World Store sits at 9400 FT. along the 69 mile scenic Beartooth Highway (US 212) which is designated as an All-American Road.

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Sunlight Creek Bridge

Wyoming’s highest bridge, located along Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, spanning the plunging canyon of Sunlight Creek.

A man watches the sun set over the Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Buffalo Bill State Park & Reservoir

A State Park established in 1957 surrounding the reservoir formed by the Buffalo Bill Dam.

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Top of the World

Top of the World Store sits at 9400 FT. along the 69 mile scenic Beartooth Highway (US 212) which is designated as an All-American Road.

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Sunlight Creek Bridge

Wyoming’s highest bridge, located along Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, spanning the plunging canyon of Sunlight Creek.

Scenic Byways

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Southfork Drive

Connecting Cody with Cedar Mountain, Buffalo Bill Reservoir, the South Fork of the Shoshone River, and Deer Creek Campground.

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East Yellowstone Loop

Praised by Teddy Roosevelt as the continent’s most scenic 50 miles, this byway leads from the Shoshone River to the entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

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Beartooth Loop

Leads north from Cody past Heart Mountain, along the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Sunlight Creek Bridge, Beartooth Highway, and more.

Scenic Byways

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Southfork Drive

Connecting Cody with Cedar Mountain, Buffalo Bill Reservoir, the South Fork of the Shoshone River, and Deer Creek Campground.

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East Yellowstone Loop

Praised by Teddy Roosevelt as the continent’s most scenic 50 miles, this byway leads from the Shoshone River to the entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

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Beartooth Loop

Leads north from Cody past Heart Mountain, along the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Sunlight Creek Bridge, Beartooth Highway, and more.

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Big Horn Mountain Loop

From the farming town of Powell, past Bighorn Canyon, Burgess Junction, Shell Falls, and Heart Mountain.

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Big Horn Basin Loop

Follows Wyoming Highway 120 south past Meeteetse, Wood River, Thermopolis, and the base of the Bighorn Mountains.

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Big Horn Mountain Loop

From the farming town of Powell, past Bighorn Canyon, Burgess Junction, Shell Falls, and Heart Mountain.

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Big Horn Basin Loop

Follows Wyoming Highway 120 south past Meeteetse, Wood River, Thermopolis, and the base of the Bighorn Mountains.

Historic Locations

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Kirwin Ghost Town

An abandoned mining town with preserved historic buildings, located high in the Absaroka Mountains.

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Old Trail Town

Step back in time to the Old West at the original site of historic Cody, where you’ll find 27 historic buildings, an historic cemetery, and more.

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American Dream Drive-In

A classic American drive-in movie theater located in Powell.

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Kirwin Ghost Town

An abandoned mining town with preserved historic buildings, located high in the Absaroka Mountains.

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Old Trail Town

Step back in time to the Old West at the original site of historic Cody, where you’ll find 27 historic buildings, an historic cemetery, and more.

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American Dream Drive-In

A classic American drive-in movie theater located in Powell.

The Chamberlin Inn on a sunny day in Cody Yellowstone

Chamberlin Inn

A luxurious boutique hotel with stunning walled gardens dating back to 1901, located in historic downtown Cody.

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Buffalo Bill’s Irma Hotel

Named for the daughter of its builder, Buffalo Bill Cody, this historic Victorian hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and once played host to royalty.

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Rodeo Grounds

An icon of the American West, these classic rodeo grounds are a showcase of horsemanship, roping, and livestock handling.

The Chamberlin Inn on a sunny day in Cody Yellowstone

Chamberlin Inn

A luxurious boutique hotel with stunning walled gardens dating back to 1901, located in historic downtown Cody.

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Buffalo Bill’s Irma Hotel

Named for the daughter of its builder, Buffalo Bill Cody, this historic Victorian hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and once played host to royalty.

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Rodeo Grounds

An icon of the American West, these classic rodeo grounds are a showcase of horsemanship, roping, and livestock handling.

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Dude/Guest Ranches

Historic Lodges and charming accommodations on the doorstep of the region’s best fishing, horseback riding, and spectacular scenic views.

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Buffalo Bill Dam

Perched above the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and historic Marquette ghost town, this National Civil Engineering Landmark was once the world’s tallest concrete dam.

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution which explores the threads of the western experience, from history and myth to art and Indigenous culture. It really is five museums in one!

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Dude/Guest Ranches

Historic Lodges and charming accommodations on the doorstep of the region’s best fishing, horseback riding, and spectacular scenic views.

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Buffalo Bill Dam

Perched above the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and historic Marquette ghost town, this National Civil Engineering Landmark was once the world’s tallest concrete dam.

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution which explores the threads of the western experience, from history and myth to art and Indigenous culture. It really is five museums in one!

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Smith Mansion

Over 40 years ago Lee Smith began building a multi-story log house in wildlife-rich Wapiti Valley by hand, a process that lasted until he fell to his death from the roof in 1992 at the age of 48. We locals have many names for that lonely, decrepit house – the Smith Mansion and Pagoda House are the kindest references. Some people just call it the Crazy House.

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Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

A favorite of locals and tourists alike! In the summer dine outdoors while enjoying live music on the patio. Smoke free inside the restaurant! Happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-6pm.

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Cassie’s

Come and get a true taste of western hospitality.Experience dry aged beef the old fashioned way. All steaks hand selected, cut and grilled to order. 20,000 square feet with three levels of dining and three full bars. Live music every night.

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Smith Mansion

Over 40 years ago Lee Smith began building a multi-story log house in wildlife-rich Wapiti Valley by hand, a process that lasted until he fell to his death from the roof in 1992 at the age of 48. We locals have many names for that lonely, decrepit house – the Smith Mansion and Pagoda House are the kindest references. Some people just call it the Crazy House.

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Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

A favorite of locals and tourists alike! In the summer dine outdoors while enjoying live music on the patio. Smoke free inside the restaurant! Happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-6pm.

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Cassie’s

Come and get a true taste of western hospitality.Experience dry aged beef the old fashioned way. All steaks hand selected, cut and grilled to order. 20,000 square feet with three levels of dining and three full bars. Live music every night.

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Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the stories of Japanese Americans confined here during WWII. The National Historic Site includes a museum, original camp structures, walking trail and military memorial.

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Pitchfork Ranch

100,000-acre, 19th-century agricultural ranch bordered by stunning wilderness views and the Shoshone National Forest.

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Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the stories of Japanese Americans confined here during WWII. The National Historic Site includes a museum, original camp structures, walking trail and military memorial.

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Pitchfork Ranch

100,000-acre, 19th-century agricultural ranch bordered by stunning wilderness views and the Shoshone National Forest.

Museums

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Explore legends, cultures and artworks of the Wild West at a massive, award-winning museum complex in downtown Cody. Home of the annual Plains Indian Powwow, authentic Cowboy Chuckwagon Dinners and other family-friendly experiences.

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By Western Hands Museum & Gallery

By Western Hands (BWH) is a non-profit artisan guild that specializes in western design and functional art. Our legacy artisans guild exhibits work in our gallery space and teach classes in our workshop. Our museum highlights western design past and present to show how Cody became the birthplace of western design.

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Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center

The Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam in the world when completed in 1910. Today it is a National Civil Engineering Landmark. Breathtaking views, travel and local event information.

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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

Stroll through history while viewing more than thousand relic guns and other weapons from many different time periods and locations.

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Cody Heritage Museum

The Cody Heritage Museum covers the history of the town and surrounding area. Focus areas include: Town founding, early area businesses, Ranching/Farming/Agriculture, Oil & Gas/Railroads, Tourism/Rodeo/Cowboys and Early Cody Families.

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Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the stories of Japanese Americans confined here during WWII. The National Historic Site includes a museum, original camp structures, walking trail and military memorial.

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Historic Cody Mural and Museum

Beautiful mural completed in 1951, depicts scenes of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Newly renovated museum shares the hardships the Mormon pioneers experienced settling the Big Horn Basin.

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Homesteader Museum

Presenting over 50 years of homesteading, community development and family stories that make the Big Horn Basin a prime example of the U.S. Reclamation Act’s role in settling the West.

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Meeteetse Museums

The museums feature the western photography of Charles Belden and exhibits on the endangered black-footed farrets, the grizzlies “Little Wahb” and “Big Joe,” information about the Ghost Town of Kirwin and artifacts from Meeteetse’s past.

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Old Trail Town and Museum of the Old West

Step back in time to the Old West of the 1890’s at Old Trail Town, located on the original site of historic Cody City, Wyoming. Stroll through 27 historic buildings including Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Cabin, visit the cemetery and Jeremiah Johnston’s grave and view Mountain Men monuments.

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