Cody Wyoming is located in the Big Horn Basin of Northwestern Wyoming, just east of Yellowstone National Park. Cody was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody, whose spirit still is felt throughout the area. The Hotel Irma, named for Buffalo Bill’s daughter, still draws guests and features entertainment offered so many years ago. Rich in history, Cody’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West affords visitors and residents an in-depth view of the Old West, historical insights into the Plains Indians, an unrivaled collection of Western Art, the largest collection of firearms (including the Winchester collection) in the world, and opened the Natural History center in the Spring of 2002. Cody offers residents and visitors several medical facilities, a wide range of businesses, and a regional airport; big city benefits in a small town setting! Whether you enjoy the arts, hiking, camping, fishing, rodeo, riding horses, skiing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, or scenic drives, the Cody Wyoming area offers an almost limitless range of recreational opportunities.
A predominately rural area, Wyoming affords residents the finest communities in the West in which to live. Each of the communities in and around the Big Horn Basin offer something unique to its residents and visitors. Cody was founded in 1896 by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, and is known as the Rodeo Capital of the World. The Cody Nite Rodeo has been in operation since 1938 and can be seen every night at 8:00 p.m. from June 1 to August 31.
Yellowstone National Park , our country’s first and finest national park, is located a short distance from Cody. The drive through Wapiti Valley to Yellowstone is magnificent and was considered by Teddy Roosevelt to be the most scenic 50 miles in America.
Cody is surrounded by natural areas that offer almost limitless opportunities for outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing, big game hunting, horseback riding, biking, skiing, river rafting, rock climbing, and wildlife viewing. These areas include Yellowstone National Park, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Shoshone National Forest, Big Horn National Forest, the Big Horn Basin, surrounded by the Big Horn Mountains, and the Beartooth and Absaroka ranges of the Rocky Mountains; and, rivers and creeks such as the Shoshone and Big Horn Rivers, Paintrock, Shell and Ten Sleep Creeks. Furthermore, Wyoming has only a 4% sales tax, NO state income tax, and some of the lower property taxes in the United States. You can’t get any better than this!
Our social and economic base includes farming and ranching operations, tourism, guest ranching, manufacturing, oil production, timber and mining operations as well as Northwest College. All these industries blend to give our region a sound economic base. The Big Horn Basin area offers scheduled airline service in two communities; Cody to the north and Worland to the south. Billings, Montana offers major regional airline service only a few miles to the north of us. Regardless of your lifestyle, our region has much to offer. If you are considering relocating to our area, please fill out our FREE Relocation package Request Form.
We hope to see you in God’s Country!