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Cody is entertainer William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody's
hometown, and was founded by him in 1887. During summer it rivals
Jackson as Wyoming's number one tourist town, yet still retaining
more of the bona fide appeal of a pastoral Western community than
the resort sophistication of its contender.
Every summer the town turns up its Western charm for
the thousands of visitors en route to the east gate of Yellowstone
National Park with rodeos, the annual Cody Stampede, Buffalo Bill
attractions and paraphernalia, and a Cowtown circus. Cody's main
attraction is the world-class Buffalo Bill Historical Center,
encompassing five different museums detailing the history of the
The dusty main road is lined with souvenir and
ranch-wear shops, and its reassembled Old Trail Town is a
collection of ghost town shop fronts and cabins gathered from the
surrounding region, housing artefacts and archaeological finds.
From Cody, the 52 miles (84km) to Yellowstone National Park takes
travellers through the superbly scenic landscape of the Wapiti
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