Buffalo Bill's Cody/Yellowstone Country

Buffalo Bill's Cody/Yellowstone Country is comprised of the towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse, as well as the East Yellowstone Valley and parts of Yellowstone National Park. This rugged, breathtakingly beautiful region of northwestern Wyoming draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Just a short drive from America's first national park, it's a place that's home to some of Mother Nature's most awe-inspiring wonders. From steaming geysers and crystalline lakes to rich agriculture and incredible wildlife, we like to say it's the "Wildest Way into Yellowstone"!

In Cody, visit the five museums of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to learn about Buffalo Bill, the Plains Indians, and the geology and ecosystem of this area as well as view classic western art and the largest collection of firearms in the world.

During the summer, be sure to catch the Cody Nite Rodeo, for some real wild, western action or step back in time to view authentic old west structures and artifacts at Old Trail Town. Take a one hour tour on the Cody Trolley, you'll get some fun history of the town, as well as a brief overview of all Cody has to offer.

On the way to Powell, stop in at the Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center. This award-winning museum tells the stories of Japanese Americans who were interned there during World War II.

In Powell, you will want to visit the Homesteader Museum. Visitors learn about the early Big Horn Basin settlers through artifacts and memorabilia displayed in an informal atmosphere.

Meeteetse is one of the oldest settlements in the Big Horn Basin. It has clung to its roots and today is just about as it was at the turn of the century. Visit the Meeteetse Museums to see some of the first photographs of cowboy life and learn the history of the area.

The East Yellowstone Valley lies in the Absaroka Range of the Rocky Mountains between Cody and Yellowstone. Visitors enjoy the seclusion, peace and solitude of mountain lakes, wildflowers and the most spectacular scenery anywhere! Unique and historic guest and dude ranches are hidden along this route that provide vacation experiences for visitors that they find more enjoyable than anything they have ever experienced.

Here in Buffalo Bill's Cody/Yellowstone Country, it's about the wild west, wildlife, and wild experiences - the wildest way into Yellowstone!

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Latitude: 44.525946 Longitude: -109.071221 Elevation: 5007 ft
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Getting Here and Getting Around

By Car: Interstates 25 and 90 allow an approach to Buffalo Bill’s Cody / Yellowstone Country from the southeast and east. From the north, Montana 310 connects I-90 with Wyoming 120. From the south, take I-25 to Casper and then US 120 to Thermopolis, and Wyoming 120 to Meeteetse and Cody. From the east, Powell and Yellowstone Country are approached by US Hwy. 14-A and the scenic Medicine Wheel passage through the Big Horn Mountains.

By Air: The Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody serves the entire area with year-round flights offered by United Airlines from Denver, Colorado and Delta Airlines from Salt Lake City, Utah.

In addition to daily flights, weekly non-stop jet service from Chicago, Illinois to Cody, Wyoming is offered through the summer.

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