Arrival day will be Monday, June 25th with an evening welcome party. Saturday, June 30th is departure day.
If you plan to visit Yellowstone, we recommend you do so either before or after the convention dates. Cody is 52 miles from the East Gate entrance to Yellowstone National Park (about an hour) and two hours to Old Faithful. The host hotel will honor our group rate 5 days before the convention and 2 days after.
If you want to stay inside Yellowstone, make your reservations NOW. If you are 62 or older, buy a Senior Lifetime National Park Pass. You and up to 5 people in your vehicle are admitted to any national park and federal recreational lands. As of August 28, 2017, the cost is $80.
There are tour companies that will do day trips from Cody to different areas of Yellowstone. For additional exciting trips including wild horses, river rafting, etc. check out Cody Wyoming Adventures.
General Schedule (see the TIC170A Cody Convention Tentative Schedule (PDF) for more details)
|Mon. June 25||6 pm||Welcome Buffet Dinner|
|Tues. June 26||AM||Sightseeing|
|Area Rep & Convention Host Meetings|
|Evening||Cody Cattle Company Dinner & Show|
|Cody Nite Rodeo|
|Wed. June 27||Airport Day|
|Thurs. June 28||AM||Buffalo Bill Center of the West|
|PM||Auction & Dinner|
|Blue Grass Jam Session|
|Fri. June 29||AM||Sightseeing|
|Sat. June 30||Departure Day or Visit Yellowstone|
Cody Trolley Tours – One hour tour overview of Cody, Wyoming
You’ll hear about Buffalo Bill and his significance to Cody and the story of his burial, see local landmarks and attractions, visit Buffalo Bill Dam, the Shoshone River Canyon, and perhaps some mule deer or other animals.
Heart Mountain Interpretative Center – WWII Japanese American Confinement Site
Heart Mountain is located 14 miles east of Cody, Wyoming. Take Hwy 14A to Road 19. A small road sign marks the turn. Look for tall red chimney to the north. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories and the interactive exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans that were confined here during WWII.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West – Arts and artifacts of the American West in a complex of five museums
Founded in 1917 by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney to preserve the legacy and vision of Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is the oldest and most comprehensive museum complex of the West. The Center is part of the Smithsonian Affiliates program.
The complex includes:
- Buffalo Bill Museum (about the life and times of Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show)
- Plains Indian Museum (Arapaho, Lakota, Crow, Cheyenne, Blackfeet and Pawnee)
- Whitney Western Art Museum (classic and contemporary art of the American West)
- Draper Natural History Museum (featuring the Greater Yellowstone region),
- Cody Firearms Museum (the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world)
Cody Nite Rodeo – Welcome to the Rodeo Capital of the World
Rodeo every night at 8 pm June through September. Gates open at 7 pm. Catch the Rodeo Bus for $5 per adult round trip. Picks up at the Holiday Inn/Comfort Inn/Buffalo Bill Village at 7:25 pm. Pay the driver when boarding.
Cody Firearms Experience – Shoot Guns
Shoot guns, real guns, real ammo, from flintlock to full auto. Open daily 9 am – 9 pm.
Old Trail Town – A collection of historic western buildings and artifacts, dating from 1879–1901
Includes historic building such as the “Hole in the Wall” cabin and Curley’s cabin, gravitesite of Liver Eating Jeremiah Johnson, and monuments to mountain men such as Jim Bridger.
Golf – at Olive Glenn Golf & Country Club
Cody City Park Miniature Golf
Swim or work out – at Paul Stock Aquatic & Rec Center
Rafting, Wildlife & Photo Tours, Red Canyon Wild Mustang Tour and more – contact Cody Wyoming Adventures.
- Cody Dug Up Firearms
- Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitors Center
- Cody Country Art League
- Nightly gunfight show in front of the Irma Hotel at 6 pm. Arrive early for limited seating or reserve a chair for $2 through the Cody Trolley Tours
- Historic Cody Mural and Museum
- Numerous city parks and trails
- Enjoy the many galleries, stores and eateries on Sheridan Avenue and close by
More Ideas for the Ladies
Friends & Co. Quilt Shop – America’s finest quilting fabrics including over 7,000 bolts of fabric and nearly 2,000 of these are Batiks!
Here Yoga & More – Drop-ins welcome, first class free.
Reservations are always recommended during the summer months. Here’s a Cody Dining Guide from the Cody Chamber.
There is a wide variety of restaurants in Cody from American, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Steak, etc. Several are within walking distance or 5 minutes from the Holiday Inn. Many visitors like to be sure and at least go inside the Irma, Buffalo Bill’s hotel and restaurant names for his daughter Irma. It has a lot of history and character.
Below are only the restaurants that we frequent and the * indicates my favorites. Jan Billeb, Executive Secretary, TIC170A (and Cody resident).
- QT’s at Holiday Inn* – (307) 587-5555 – (breakfast-lunch-dinner) – American, bar
- Annie’s Soda Saloon & Cafe *- 1202 Sheridan Ave – (307) 578-8400 – American, soups, desserts, ice cream, order at counter
- Annie’s at the Airport – inside the commercial airport next to baggage claim – American, soups, desserts, ice cream, looks out on runway
- Cassie’s Supper Club* – 214 Yellowstone Ave – (307) 527-5500 (11 am – 9 pm) – live music – $ – steaks – unique
- Cody Coffee Roaster – 3001 Duggleby Dr (general aviation airport) – (307) 224-3443 – Cafe & creperie, great coffee
- 8th Street at the Ivy – 1800 8th St – (307) 587-2572 (7 am – 9 pm) – American cuisine, bar
- Heritage Bakery* – 1532 Wyoming Ave – (307) 587-2622 (10 am – 4 pm) – walking distance from Holiday Inn – great lunches and pastries, soups are excellent
- Il Padrino – Italian American – 1244 Sheridan Ave – (307) 527-7320 (dinner)
- Olive Glenn Stampede Bar & Grill – 802 Meadow Lane Ave – (307) 587-5688 (11 am – 8 pm) – American, bar – View of golf course
- Proud Cut Saloon ‘n Steak House – 1227 Sheridan Ave – (307) 527-6905 (lunch and dinner – 11 am – 11 pm) – Buffalo burgers and traditional American classic
- Rawhide Coffee* – 1155 Sheridan – (307) 587-6807 (6 am – 7 pm) – Coffees and pastries, wi-fi available
- Rocky Mountain Mojoe – 1001 Sheridan Ave – (307) 578-8295 (7 am – 2 pm) – Coffees, breakfast, sandwiches, soups, pastries, order at counter
- Thai Thai – 1453 Sheridan Ave – (307) 587-4268 (11 am – 9 pm) – small, not fancy but clean and good food
- The Local* – 1134 13th St – (307) 586-4262 (8:30 am – 2 pm; 5-9 pm) – organic, local food, unique selections
- Willow Fence Tea Room* – 1913 Stampede Ave – (307) 587-0888 (11 am – 2 pm) – lunch only, unique experience, limited menu options each day, lots of tea options
- Wyoming’s Rib & Chop House – 1367 Sheridan Ave – (307) 527-7731 (11 am – 10 pm) – fish tacos, salmon both very good. A lot of people love the ribs.