Cody Comes Alive in the Summer; Wyoming’s Classic Vacation Destination Offers Lineup of Live Entertainment and Interactive Experiences
CODY, Wyo., November 16, 2020 – There is only one place in the world where you can see Buffalo Bill Cody perform a perfect pirouette, hear the haunting call of an American kestrel named Freyja, observe the stylized athleticism of brave bronc riders and chuckle at not-so-subtle antics of gun-toting good guys and bad guys.
Although it is widely known as the “Rodeo Capital of the World,” Cody, Wyoming comes alive with many other entertainment options and interactive experiences throughout the summer.
“Authenticity has been a singular characteristic of this town since it was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody nearly 125 years ago, and every one of our many live entertainment and interactive experiences reflects those long-established roots,” said Claudia Wade, director of Cody Yellowstone, the marketing arm of the region that includes the towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as the valley east of Yellowstone National Park. “These are experiences that you can only have here in Cody.”
Here are some of live entertainment and interactive experiences visitors can have during a visit to Cody Yellowstone:
Cody Nite Rodeo. Watch nightly summer-season performances of the Cody Nite Rodeo, a patently Western experience that was inspired by Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show more than a century ago.
Wild West Spectacular. For six weeks every summer, audiences are wowed by this musical extravaganza that tells the story of the legend of Buffalo Bill Cody. The production features talented dancers and singers from
around the region, and it is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2021.
Cody Cattle Company. This chuckwagon dinner and live musical performances by award-winning musician Ryan Martin and the Triple C Cowboys band.
Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue. The charmingly self-deprecating Dan Miller and his talented Empty Saddles Band have been entertaining Cody audiences for more than 15 years with a family-friendly hour-long production that includes songs, comedy and cowboy poetry.
Live music in Yellowstone National Park. Several of the park hotels offer live musical entertainment on select days throughout the summer.
Wild Bunch Gunfighters. This free family-friendly show performed outside the famous Irma Hotel entertains audiences with Western-themed good guys/bad guys skits featuring
gunfights and a gun safety message.
Concerts in the Park. These free weekly performances during July and August at the City Park bandshell are a hit among locals and visitors alike.
Famous and Infamous Women of the West: Cody Monologues. This one-act play staged at the Studio Theatre at CCPA for two weeks in August tells the stories of some of the more colorful women of Cody.
Plains Indian Powwow. Staged at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West every June, this colorful event showcases the traditional costumes, dances and songs of Plains Indians. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular event.
Draper Museum Raptor Experience. Get an up close look at some of Wyoming’s most recognized predators during this live raptor education program at the Draper Natural History Museum, one of five museums at the
Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
By Western Hands Museum & Gallery. Watch the artists at work during live demonstrations and workshops staged by some of the region’s most talented artists, including furniture-makers, leather-workers and metalworkers. By Western Hands is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Western design and craftsmanship.
Heart Mountain Pilgrimage. This annual July event showcases the heart-wrenching history of the Heart Mountain Confinement Site, where thousands of Japanese-American were confined during World War II. Staged by Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center, the multi-day event includes special exhibits, films, lectures and tours.
Cody Trolley Tour. This one-hour interactive tour features guides in period costumes who tell the story of Cody as the trolley passes historic sites like the Buffalo Bill Dam and the Irma Hotel.
Scout Saddle Company. Watch a master saddler in a replica of a 1920s saddle shop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West create functional works of art.
Buffalo Bill Museum Exclusive Guided Tours. This private experience features a knowledgeable guide who recounts the remarkable life and times of Buffalo Bill Cody while guiding guests through the Buffalo Bill Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Cody Firearms Museum Exclusive Guided Tours. Guides take small, private groups through the Cody Firearms Museum, with more than 10,000 artifacts on display in recently redesigned galleries at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Scenic Boat Tours. This two-hour scenic boat tour of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area highlights the history, geology and wildlife of the region.
Live National Park Service ranger talks. Yellowstone National Park features a variety of live ranger talks on topics such as the park’s geothermal features, history and wildlife.
Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as the valley east of Yellowstone National Park. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.
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