Enjoy simple access to Yellowstone from Cody via a scenic 52-mile drive to the East Entrance passing the Buffalo Bill Reservoir (see below) and climbing the incomparable Sylvan Pass to Yellowstone Lake.
Or take a stunning 99-mile mountain drive past the memorable Pilot Peak and peaceful river plains to the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone.
In the mood for a long scenic drive past jewel-like mountain lakes? Trace a 176-mile loop to Red Lodge, Montana and back to Cody over the nearly 11,000-foot Beartooth Pass, dubbed “the most beautiful drive in America.”
In downtown Cody, experience the Wild West at its best at the Buffalo Bill Center for the West, named after legendary showman and Cody’s namesake, “Buffalo Bill” Cody.
This Smithsonian-affiliated, award-winning facility collects five museums into one to give you a grand taste of the natural history, arts, and culture of a rich area and era.
At 325 feet tall, the Buffalo Bill Dam 6 miles west of Cody was the highest dam in the world after its construction in 1910. The dam and the reservoir behind it still thrill visitors today with scenic canyon views and rich historical narrative.