About Our Corner of the World
Park County and Cody, Wyoming
Park County is typified by beautiful land in northwestern Wyoming. Enjoy many miles of open roads, rivers and wildlife. Energy, gas and agricultural production
Park County has three towns: Cody, the county seat, has a population of approximately 9,000 and is a true western town. Its location, 52 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, makes it an ideal tourist town. The city of Powell is located in a valley between the Big Horn and Absaroka Mountains. Its population of approximately 6,000 people is supported by agriculture, energy and gas, and is the home of Northwest College. Meeteetse, an inviting community of approximately 350 residents is primarily an agricultural community with old western charm.
Consider Cody if you are thinking of relocation, retirement or second home investments. The Cody real estate market is still affordable, but Cody is being discovered! New homes are being built, new land subdivisions are planned and still the spirit of the old west is maintained. Cody has a resident population of approximately 9,000. However, the town seems much larger as visitors come from across the world. The climate is surprisingly temperate with very little snowfall and approximately 300 days of sunshine. Average high temperature in July is 85° F with average lows for July at 54° F. Average January high is 36° F with the average low for January at 12° F.
Cody is a wonderful little city where nature, the arts and the old west combine to make a busy summer tourist town. Located just 52 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, there are an abundance of things to do. Arts and the nightly summer rodeo have a high priority in Cody. Don't miss the Buffalo Bill Historical Center museum which houses the largest collection of American firearms in the world. Also, at the museum you'll find a large Plains Indian Museum, Gallery of Western Art and Museum of Natural History. Visit Trail Town, a historic recreated old west town and attend the mock gun fights in downtown. Golf at Olive Glenn 18-hold course or boat in nearby Buffalo Bill Reservoir.
Cody was aptly named after Buffalo Bill Cody whose "Wild West Show", buffalo hunts, and military scouting made him world famous in the early 1900's. Buffalo Bill Cody was instrumental in the formation of the city of Cody, the Buffalo Bill Dam design and the Yellowstone area.
Yellowstone National Park
Located just 52 miles west of Cody, Yellowstone is Cody, Wyoming's playground. Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the world's first national park. There are over 950 miles of backcountry trails, leaving the remaining 97% of the park wilderness. With approximately 2.2 million acres and an elevation spanning from 5,282 feet to 11,358 feet, the variety of wildlife, geologic formations and foliage is truly spectacular to see.
Visit Old Faithful geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Yellowstone Lake. Watch for Big Horn Sheep, buffalo, moose, elk and both grizzly and black bears. It's not unusual to see these animals crossing the roads, so drive with caution. And have your camera ready! You'll see nature as you've never seen it before.