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Visit Cody, Cheyenne, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming

When you travel to Yellowstone Park on vacation you’ll also want to take time to experience Wyoming. Enjoy the history, culture and recreation found in Wyoming towns like Cody and Cheyenne. Just like Yellowstone National Park these cities have wildlife, adventure and thrills of their own to offer. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Wyoming including Jackson Hole, the world’s biggest outdoor rodeo in Cheyenne WY, Buffalo Bill’s old stomping grounds in Cody Wyoming, Indian powwows in Wind River Country and more!


Thermopolis

Thermopolis is a unique and remarkable corner of the world and we want to share it with visitors who are looking to experience a powerful sense of place created by nature. There’s only one world’s largest mineral hot springs and it’s right here in Thermopolis! Welcome to our valley where you will be greeted with genuine cowboy hospitality and respect. Whether Thermopolis is your primary destination for a weekend getaway or the best two-night stop on your way to or from Yellowstone National Park, we will appreciate your company and, hopefully, strike up a lifetime friendshipopolis!

220 Park Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443
(877) 864-3192
thermopolis.com


Buffalo Bill’s Cody / Yellowstone Countryyellowstone-buffalo-bill-museum

Buffalo Bill’s Cody / Yellowstone Country is the geographic area of northwest Wyoming including Yellowstone National Park. The heart of Buffalo Bill’s Cody / Yellowstone Country is the community of Cody, Wyoming, founded by “Buffalo Bill”. His regard for the wildlife, scenery and the wonders of Yellowstone can be appreciated by all who visit Buffalo Bill’s Cody / Yellowstone Country.

Post Office Box 2454
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Phone: 307.587.2297
(307) 527-6228
yellowstonecountry.org


Washakie Museum, Worland, WyomingDrive the Safest and Easiest Route to Yellowstone

See hidden treasures on the way to Yellowstone via HWY US 16: The Cloud Peak Scenic Skyway, Ten Sleep Canyon, Petroglyphs, Ancient Mammoth Hunters and Museum.

(877) 303-3082
120 North 10th St, Worland, WY 82401
bighornmountaincountry.com


Yellowstone Regional Airport – Cody

Located just minutes from Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody is the year-round aviation gateway to America’s first National Park and Northwest Wyoming. Our full service Wyoming airport is served year round by a Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines through Salt Lake City, Utah. Yellowstone Park’s nearest airport is also served by United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines and Mesa Airlines through Denver International Airport.

Yellowstone Regional Airport
2101 Roger Sedam Drive
Cody, Wyoming, U.S.A. 82414
(307) 587-5096
flyyra.com


Y Loop Road Tripsy loop road trips yellowstone

Looking something new to do in Yellowstone country? Do you want to hear great stories that are rooted in research? Would you enjoy a healthy picnic in a magnificent landscape? Do you need a tour designed for kids? Try yLoop Road Trips to see Greater Yellowstone from the main roads, the back roads or both. Book an uncommon destination online at ylooproadtrips.com. Go yLooping for your next adventure!

Y Loop Road Trips
(307) 250-9382
Ylooproadtrips.com


The Yellowstone Association

The Yellowstone Association has been the park’s nonprofit educational partner since 1933. We believe education is the key to preservation of Yellowstone. We support the park through educational sales in visitor centers, memberships, and in-depth educational programs. Proceeds support education in Yellowstone.

P.O. Box 117
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
(406) 848-2400
YellowstoneAssociation.org


Mad River Boat Tripsyellowstone-mad-river-boat-trips

Mad River is your ticket to exploring the wild and scenic Snake River. Whether you choose whitewater or scenic, we look forward to seeing you here!

1255 S HWY 89
Jackson WY 83001
307-733-6203
reservations@mad-river.com
mad-river.com


Jackson Hole Adventure Centeryellowstone-jackson-hole-adventure-company

The Jackson Hole Adventure Center is your one stop shop for outdoor fun in Jackson Hole and the surrounding National Parks. Your adventure starts here.

545 N Cache No. 10
Jackson WY 83001
307-733-9733
reservations@dojacksonhole.com
dojacksonhole.com


Laramie Area yellowstone-laramie-wyoming

Laramie offers some of the best climbing, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the nation. Find a mix of adventure and history amongst our rich culture.

210 E. Custer Street
Laramie, WY 82070
307-745-4195
visitlaramie.org


Carbon County, Wyoming

Prairie lands and Rocky Mountain peaks filled with endless space for backpacking, hiking, rafting, camping, scenic drives, fishing and exploring.

WyomingCarbonCounty.com


Barker-Ewing River Tripsbarker-ewing river trips

For the Coolest Thing You’ll Do All Summer, Barker-Ewing River Trips is all about fun and adventure on the Snake River! Book now for Whitewater Rafting, including Overnight camp-outs and Breakfast Combo trips or our Scenic Float Trips with lunch or dinner. Jackson Hole’s premier rafting company, since 1963.

945 West Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001
(800) 448-4202
barker-ewing.com


Pinedale, Wyoming

The Gateway to the Wind River Mountains of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It’s the place for the adventure minded – Come explore the serenityyellowstone-wind-river-pinedale of our Forest Service, BLM, and Designated Wilderness lands…it’s Wyoming outdoors at its best! Backpack to Gannett Peak, Wyoming’s tallest mountain, sail Fremont Lake, Wyoming’s second largest lake, mountain bike Sweeny Creek, take a scenic drive along Skyline Drive for spectacular panoramic views, bring your horses to ride breathtaking trails of the Continental Divide, camp the uncrowded Half Moon Lake, launch your boat from South Tyler Street to float the New Fork River, practice the art of rock climbing at the upper Fremont Lake Campground, capture photogenic wildlife and stunning scenery along Elkhart Park trailhead, cast a line at the Kid’s Fishing Pond at Pinedale Town Park, picnic at the nearby CCC ponds, fish Moose Head Bay, cover Willow Lake terrain with your 4 wheeler or dirt bike, golf Rendezvous Meadows with the Wind River Mountains as your backdrop, or throw out a blanket for a rest at American Legion Park.

210 West Pine Street
Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 749-1533
visitpinedale.org


Rivertonyellowstone-Riverton

Riverton has long been a gathering point, from early man to the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous. The town has played host to many legendary characters, such as Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, and Lewis and Clark. Enjoy the Balloon Rally, annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous, Boysen Reservoir, Wind River Casino, and Native American dancing and powwows.

Wind River Country
800-645-6233
info@windriver.org
windriver.org


Landeryellowstone-Lander

Nestled among the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, Lander was voted a “Top Ten Western Town” in True West magazine. Lander has also been recognized as one of the “Best Small Towns in America”, and one of the “Top 25 Coolest Mountain Towns”. Visit the Wind River Indian Reservation, Sinks Canyon State Park, and South Pass City State Historic Site.

Wind River Country
800-645-6233
info@windriver.org
windriver.org


DuboisYellowstone-Dubois

Dubois is an authentic Western town along the Wind River, rimmed by the Absaroka and Wind River Mountains, and home to the largest herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Lower 48. It’s an area of striking contrasts, from the badlands to the high peaks. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, outdoor recreation, wildlife viewing and many dude and guest ranches.

Wind River Country
800-645-6233
info@windriver.org
windriver.org


 

Top Ten Things to do in Yellowstone

1. Take a Hike

To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Read More...

2. Watch Geysers Erupt

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world. Read More...

3. Go Rafting

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? Can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure! Read More...

4. Experience the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is breathtaking! Read More...

5. Attend a Powwow

Powwows serve to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture and allow tribal members to participate in traditional rituals. Read More...

6. Go Horseback Riding in Yellowstone

No other activity fulfills the Western dream for families visiting this region like a horseback ride. Read More...

7. Go Camping

One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is by spending a night or more under the stars. Read More...

8. Watch a Rodeo

Every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo. Try Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cody Nite Rodeo, Rock Springs’ Red Desert Rodeo or Lander’s Pioneer Days Rodeo. Read More...

9. Catch a Fish

Fishing in Yellowstone is an experience that compares with few other places on earth. Read More...

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