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Cody, Wyoming factories to visit and tour

Cody, Wyoming has factories to visit and tour. Below, first are the active, working factories. The next section has historical operations which often have demonstrations or renactments. These incluse both large and small operations, from several person chocolate factories and cheesemakers to large manufacturers making paper towels, wood products, beverage cans and bottles, are open to the public with real tours, exhibitions and fun education.

In some cases, such as a manufacturing process that is no longer in use, the only way to see it and learn about it is a museum or living history center. So, we also provide information about engineering facilities and museums, dinosaur digs, even government facilities, like NASA, astronomy oberservatories and more that are open to the public on certain days and times. And if there is some place that is just plain fun to visit, we add that, too!

These are perfect for homeschooling, for STEM and for fun! Kids love visiting these places! They're learning and getting an education without even realizing it. And most of these are either free or under $10! What's better then fun, entertaining, good for children and families, educational and free?

Here are some of the top factory tours in Cody, Wyoming and contact information and tips about visiting them.

Factories, Engineering, Museums and other fun demonstrations and exhibits to visit in Cody, Wyoming

Cody, Wyoming is a great old west town, with nightly authentic rodeos in the summer, the Buffalo Bill Museum of the west, nightly staged shootouts, a 100 year old dam with a tour and much more. Covered Wagon

  1. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY. Phone: (307) 587-4771. Email: This is a massive museum. You can really spend a couple of days there, and the admission is good for 2 days! Explore Plains Indian cultures, trailblazing cowboys and cowgirls, classic and modern western artworks, and more - all of our galleries share the uniquely thrilling stories of the West.

    Cody rodeo
  2. The Cody Nite Rodeo provides two hours of real wild, western, family-friendly action. Come early and meet the cowboys and bull-fighters. Get your picture taken on Mongo the bull. Nightly performances June 1 through August 31 at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, the Stampede office 1031 12th Street, online, or from local vendors. Held since 1938.

    Cody, WY 1800 Frontier Twown
  3. Old Trail Town and Museum of the Old West - 1831 DeMaris Drive, Cody, WY. Phone: (307) 587-5302. Email:
    Step back in time to the Old West of the 1890’s at Old Trail Town. Located on the original site of historic Cody, Wyoming. You'll see a historic Cemetery, Jeremiah Johnston’s Grave, 27 Historic Buildings, Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Cabin. The Old West as it Really Was. Open May 15 through September: daily, 8am-6pm. Adults: $10.00 Seniors (65 and over): $9.00 Children 6-12 years: $5.00 Children 5 and younger: Free

    Cody Shootout
  4. The Cody Gunfight! This free and entertaining shoot-out. Performances run Monday through Saturday ( no Sunday performances ) from June 4th through September 22nd right in the street in front of Buffalo Bill’s Historic Irma Hotel. Four different 30-minute shows are rotated throughout summer and they all end in a blaze of gunfire! Crowds often swell to 500+ to stand and view this each performance. The show is free and there is limited seating on picnic tables, curbs and rock walls available on a first-come, first-served basis. The show starts at 6:00, but you will want to be in your seat by 5:50 to not miss anything!Buffalo Bill Dam
  5. Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center - 4808 Northfork Highway, Cody, Wyoming 82414. Phone: (307) 527-6076 , May through September. Visitors can walk all the way across the top of the dam. Facing east, you'll look down 280 feet to the Shoshone River, and facing west, you'll have a closeup look of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Breathtaking views !

Cody, Wyoming Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Located in the Rockies and at the edge of the plains, Wyoming has both landscapes. In the summer, it tends to be semi-arid, hot during day and cool at night. Winters can be brutally cold. Many roads are closed or impassible in the winter. Bugs are thankfully few!

Camping tips

If you're not from the Rockies, you may not realize that even in the middle of July, the air gets cool at night when you are a mile high, like in Yellowstone and the Tetons, and much of western Wyoming. It will dip to the 50's or 60's most summer nights. Summers tend to be dry with occasional popup evening thunderstorms.

In Cody, WY, an excellent campground is Ponderosa campground, and reservations are not needed for tent camping there!

There are both state parks and private campgrounds.