BY CAR -- Interstate 25 and 90 allow an approach to Buffalo Bill's 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 U.S. 20 to Thermopolis, and Wyoming 120 to Meeteetse and Cody. From the east, Powell and Yellowstone Country are approached by U.S. Hwy. 14-A and the scenic Medicine Wheel Passage through the Big Horn Mountains.
BY AIR -- Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD) in Cody serves the entire area with air service to Salt Lake City via Sky West Airlines.
DRIVING DISTANCES Highway Miles
CLIMATE -- Semi Arid
RECREATION -- Recreational opportunities are almost limitless in Cody. Located 52 miles from the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park and just minutes away from the Shoshone National Forest -- our nation's first National Forest. Cody itself offers:
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES -- Blue ribbon trout stream fishing, hiking, trophy hunting, river rafting, water skiing, scenic drives, snowmobiling, windsurfing, biking, horseback riding, camping, boating, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, rodeos and golfing.
ANNUAL EVENTS -- Frontier Festival, Plains Indian Pow Wow, Buffalo Bill Festival, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, 4th of July Cody Stampede, Cowboy Songs and Range Ballads, Yellowstone Jazz Festival, Winchester Gun Show and Auction, Buffalo Bill Historical Center Patrons Ball, Cody Country Christmas, Buffalo Bill Celebrity Shoot-out, Western Designs Exhibition, Cody Wyoming Antique Gun Show, Arts West! and Cowboy Antiques and Collectibles Show.
ENTERTAINMENT/CULTURE -- Variety of restaurant, two indoor movie theaters, Cody Country Art League, Park County Arts Council, Community Concert Series, museums, art galleries, variety of specialty stores, theater productions, special exhibits and seminars.
ATTRACTIONS -- Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Nite Rodeo, Trail Town, Cody Wildlife Exhibit, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, Historic Downtown District, Buffalo Dam Visitor Center, Wapiti Ranger Station (oldest in the United States), Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel and the Cody Mural.
EDUCATION -- One of the finest
school districts in Wyoming is located in Cody. The Cody Middle School and High
School are accredited by the Commission on Schools of North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools.
Park County is also the home of Northwest College which has more than 2,000 full- and part-time students. NWC has earned a reputation of quality with its growing academic programs, excellent instruction, attractive campus and diversified extracurricular activities.
Student/Teacher Ratio: Approximately 16 to 1 across the district.
THE WORK FORCE -- Cody is the regional center for financial and retail businesses, cultural activity and medical services in Northwestern Wyoming. Cody has a balanced, stable and growing economic base. Park County has historically been a leading producer of gas and oil in Wyoming, a strong leader in agriculture employment and is the second largest tourist destination city in Wyoming.
LOCAL INDUSTRIES -- Oil/mining, tourism, irrigated farming, livestock/ranching, gypsum plant, government services, logging/lumber mill, plastic injection molding, hunting/outfitting and western furniture.
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