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History Museum
Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers an extensive collection of artifacts and information about the nation's westward expansion. The center
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History Museum
Natural History Museum
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Duration: 5 hours
This guided kayaking tour in Yellowstone National Park, includes an introduction to Yellowstone's history and geology of the Lake, along with the kayaking equipment and techniques, then your guides lead you around the shoreline to the West Thumb Geyser Basin where there are many geothermal features on land and under water we will explore from our kayaks, many of which are not accessible by any other means. We explore from our kayaks this primitive geyser basin where there are no signs, no boardwalks and most importantly no other people. We stop at a secluded beach for a picnic lunch which we provide, then return the same way we came arriving back to our vehicles around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, depending on the group. All necessary kayaking equipment and instruction on paddling techniques are included. No prior kayaking experience is required. All skill levels are welcome. Single and double kayaks are available. Small groups with an individual experience.
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Historic Site
See what the stomping grounds of Buffalo Bill Cody and Gen. Custer looked like at Old Trail Town, a reconstructed Old West setting. Although
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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites. Founded by Old West showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody and known to many as the "Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone," Cody sits in the northwestern part of Wyoming in an area packed with dude ranches offering visitors an authentic "Wild West" experience. The area's scenic byways provide nature lovers with a chance to sightsee through a rugged landscape filled with native wildlife, while the town's walkable downtown features not only popular gunfight reenactments, but also several fine restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Cody and add them to your vacation plans using our United States day trip planner.

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Places to visit with Cody

Yellowstone National ParkTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Hot Spring, Wildlife Area Grand Teton National ParkTrip planner Best for: Wildlife Area, Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail Jackson HoleTrip planner Best for: River Rafting / Tubing, Landmark, Nature / Wildlife Tour Devils TowerTrip planner Best for: Geologic Formation, Scenic Walking Area, Gift & Specialty Shop LaramieTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Forest, Mountain

Where to stay in Cody

Cody may be a cowboy town, but its accommodations include everything from plush hotels to modern bed and breakfasts. For an ultimate "Wild West" experience, try to arrange a stay at a rustic mountain cabin or a working ranch just outside the city. If you wish to avoid the crowds or simply need more of your own space, reserve one of the city's Victorian rental homes. Cody's value motels allow you to stay more economically; they make up in mountain views what they lack in amenities.
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