Cody is well known as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”. It is also equally famous for being founded by Colonel William F Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, back in 1896. Today’s unique opportunities to delve back into the history of the American West aside, the area still holds all of the attractions that persuaded Buffalo Bill to set up here. Stunning scenery, its proximity to Yellowstone National Park, the Shoshone River, fertile land and an abundance of wildlife. Could there be a better place to rent an RV?
Only a 50-mile drive from the East Gate of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, established in 1872, Cody is also surrounded by magnificent views no matter which way you turn. There are several other must-visit parks in the region, making a Cody RV rental by owner the best possible way to explore the whole area.
With your Cody RV rental, you’ll be free to explore Grand Teton National Park, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Bighorn National Forest to name just a few. No wonder Cody has such excellent RV parks and facilities.
When you rent a motorhome in Cody you’ll have a variety of activities, from rafting and kayaking to musicals and rodeos. The city’s atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and you’ll soon get swept up with the enthusiasm and vibrancy. Take a step back in time on a vacation that breaks the mold and book an RV in Cody for an unforgettable experience.
The Great Outdoors
Cody is situated in breathtaking scenery and you won’t have to go far to experience the best of the great outdoors in this secluded corner of Wyoming. River rafting and kayaking, with packages such as whitewater rafting adventure sightseeing trips can all be organized from Cody itself. If you prefer to admire the scenery from dry land, try a wild mustang tour for a three-hour safari drive or photography tour to get up close and personal with nature and herds of wild horses. If you’re lucky, you may spot some golden eagles, antelope or coyotes and prairie dogs. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West also offers horseback trail rides.
A trip to Yellowstone is almost compulsory when you rent a motorhome in Cody, at just one hour’s drive away. With its forests, lakes and mountains, not to mention Old Faithful, you’ll definitely want to spend the night or longer in one of the park’s 12 campgrounds. Fishing, hiking, guided tours, horseback riding, and even llama packing, the list of activities is practically never-ending.
After Yellowstone, take a trip to neighboring Grand Teton National Park to explore its pristine lakes and alpine terrain. Try rafting on the Snake River for an unbeatable viewpoint of the amazing landscape or explore some of the 200 miles of trails. If you want to kick back and take it easy--you’re on vacation, after all--try a Breakfast and Dinner Lake Cruise to Elk Island on Jackson Lake. Take full advantage of your Cody luxury RV rental and sightsee along the scenic Teton Park Road 42-mile loop.
There’s also Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests to take in, after passing through Jackson for a brief return to civilization. As if that’s not enough, there are plenty more must-see parks in the vicinity, including the popular Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. While you’re making your mind up where to go first, you may want to take a 15-minute run out to the smaller but nonetheless scenic Buffalo Bill State Park, with its reservoir formed by the Buffalo Bill Dam on the Shoshone River.
There’s no shortage of RV parks to choose from in Cody itself and the surrounding area. RV parks here are generally of a high quality and very welcoming.
If you’re looking to park your Cody motorhome rental with easy access to explore all the city has to offer, then the Ponderosa Campground is a place to consider. Featuring full hookups, live entertainment and a western-themed cappuccino bar, the Ponderosa even has its own stop for the Cody Nite Rodeo Shuttle Bus and Cody Trolley Sightseeing Tours. Relax in the grounds, browse the gift shop, stock up at the convenience store or walk to Cody’s busy shops and restaurants. This campground makes a great base for exploring the city.
Just outside of Cody, you’ll find the Cody KOA. Open May through October, the park offers full on-site recreation, including a family swimming pool complex. The Cody Nite Rodeo Shuttle also stops here, for hassle-free travel to an action-packed night out. From giant checkers and chess sets to horseshoe pits, planned entertainment, bike rental and much more, there just might be something for everyone when you park up your Cody rental motorhome at Cody KOA.
Exploring the City
Make the most of your RV rental in Cody and take the Cody Trolley Tour. You’ll find out all there is to know about the city and if you do this early on, it’s a great way to come up with your list of must-visits.
No trip to Cody would be complete without a visit to the famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Featuring five museums and a research library all devoted to the history of the American West. Art and artifacts help you to truly step back in time for a profoundly memorable experience.
Now over 100 years old, Cody’s rodeos have made history as two of the longest running, most successful rodeos in the country. The Cody Nite Rodeo runs every night through summer and it even has its own shuttle bus, so everyone can get in on the action. The Cody Stampede takes place early July.
If you like live entertainment, then be sure to get tickets to see Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue where the audience sings along to old cowboy classics and everyone feels at home. There are also plenty of live summer concerts at Cody’s park bandstand. Visit the Cody Theater and watch the memorable, toe-tapping Wild West Spectacular or check out the Wild Bunch’s western reenactments, always a real crowd-pleaser.
There’s also a whole host of eateries and saloon bars, with something for everyone, whatever your tastes may be. Cody is a real melting pot of history, culture and outdoor life, making it a great place to begin you RV rental tour of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Book your Cody luxury motorhome today and get planning what to see first.
Cody, WY is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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