Cody, Wyoming is a unique and historic community located at the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, in northwest Wyoming. Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody founded the town of Cody in 1896 with economic development in mind. In the true entrepreneurial spirit, Buffalo Bill used his stature and position to provide Cody with plenty of room to grow by providing abundant water supplies, affordable electricity, rail service and excellent highways. With the excellent infrastructure and prime location, Cody has grown to become the trade center for an area larger than some states. The end result is that Cody can provide the cultural and social amenities, shopping, family activities and the feel of a large city while maintaining the rural character and quality of life of a small western community.
Cody is located 52 miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The 105-year old continues to prosper with its diverse economy, which includes oil/minerals, agriculture, timbering, light industry, Western Design and tourism. Oil was discovered near Cody in 1904 and several large producing fields are still located nearby. When the Buffalo Bill Dam, located just west of Cody, was completed in 1910, it was the highest dam in the world. Year-round recreational opportunities are almost limitless in Cody with the surrounding mountains, forest and wilderness areas.