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Cody Yellowstone to Give Away Trip to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Cody Stampede

CODY, Wyo., Oct. 19, 2018 – When the Rodeo Capital of the World celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Cody Stampede Rodeo next July, two lucky people will receive airfare, accommodations, VIP rodeo tickets, activities, rental car and a side trip to the world’s first national park courtesy of the town of Cody. Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as the valley east of Yellowstone National Park.

“To say we love our rodeo is an understatement,” said Claudia Wade, director of the Park County Travel Council, the marketing arm for the region. “For a century the Cody Stampede has been part of the fabric of our community, and we look forward celebrating our 100th with the winners of our drawing.”

Travelers can enter the drawing online at The drawing will be held April 15.

The Irma Hotel

Winners will stay three nights at the Irma Hotel.

Winners will arrive at the Cody Yellowstone Regional Airport July 2 and spend three nights at the historic Irma Hotel in downtown Cody. During the days they will enjoy Old Trail Town & Museum of the Old West, Wyoming River Trips, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Firearms Experience, Cody Stampede Parade, City Park Wild West Extravaganza, Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center and the 100th Cody Stampede Rodeo Finals. Then it is off to Yellowstone National Park for a night at the famed Lake Yellowstone Hotel before returning to Cody and flying home July 6.

The trip is sponsored by the Park County Travel Council, Irma Hotel, Yellowstone National Park Lodges and Hertz.

 The Cody Stampede got its start when a group of local leaders met three years after the death of Buffalo Bill Cody to talk about how to transform the town’s small annual July 4 celebration into an event that would showcase Cody’s authentic Western dude ranches and other attractions as well as its proximity to two entrances to Yellowstone National Park.

These town leaders had little idea that they would create an annual event that would be enjoyed and remembered by generations of Cody residents and visitors from around the world.


And exterior view of The Buffalo Bill Center

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is comprised of five museums and is affiliated with the Smithsonian.

The modern Cody Stampede features four Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned Stampede Rodeos, including a Cody/Yellowstone Extreme Bulls event typically held June 30.

The fun continues for the next four days with a Kiddies Parade, two Stampede Parades, daily rodeos, a 5K/10K run/walk on July 4, and the three-day Wild Extravaganza Craft Fair July 2-4.  Additionally, a variety of musical performances by regional acts are held in outdoor venues throughout town.

The Stampede Parades on July 3 and 4 are especially fun, with at least three marching bands from around the country parading down the town’s main street of Sheridan Avenue. The parade’s grand marshals have included well-known figures such as John Wayne, Steven Seagal, Chuck Yeager and Wilford Brimley.

Accommodations can be arranged at the inns, lodges, hotels and guest ranches offering more than 1,600 rooms.


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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A cowboy taken on a bull at the Cody Stampede