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2005 WAAC Annual Meeting

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Travel Guide to Cody, Wyoming

Getting to Cody:
By Air: The Yellowstone Regional Airport is the year-round aviation gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Northwest Wyoming. The Airport is located just two minutes from downtown Cody, Wyoming, approximately 52 miles from the east gate of Yellowstone National Park. Cody is served by a Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines through Salt Lake City and by United Express and Mesa Airlines through Denver International Airport.

Billings, Montana is the closest airport that accommodates full sized jets. Billings is just a beautiful two hour drive from Cody.

Jackson is another airport that accommodates full sized jets. You can rent a car here and have the most beautiful drive next to the Tetons and through Yellowstone. It is about a 4 hour drive to Cody depending on how many buffalo get in your way.

By Car: Cody, Wyoming is located in the northwest quadrant of Wyoming, just 52 miles east of Yellowstone Park. The town is positioned at the intersection of US Highways 14-16-20 and WYO Highway 120.

Rental cars are available at the Billings, Jackson, and Cody airports.

Taxi: This is a quote from the Cody website:

"Cody, Wyoming offers easy and immediate transportation from taxi companies. Phone books, lodging properties, or your bartender will easily connect you to a safe and responsible mode of transportation."

Phidippides Shuttle Service

Shuttle Services

Powder River Transportation: Bus lines connecting Cody to Billings, MT and Denver.

Staying in Cody:
Nice, new motel about a 10 minute walk to the museum

Best Western Sunset Motor Inn
Being remodeled, about a 2 minute walk to the museum
307-587-4265 or 1800-WESTERN

The Irma
The historic hotel in town has about 5 unique rooms and the rest are cinderblock. It is about a 5 minute walk from the museum.

Super 8
Fairly new building up by the airport is about a 5 minute drive from the museum

Holiday Inn
May have remodeled rooms, a good 15 minute walk through town to the museum

Days Inn
Fairly new Southwest theme in Wyoming? oh well

There are many more motels in Cody and probably cheaper than the ones listed above. Just go to the

Ponderosa Campground
You need it they got it! full hookups, pull thrus, tent sites, and even Tipis to stay in! Only a 3 minute walk to the museum

Cody KOA
Up by the airport, a 5 minute drive to the museum

Dining in Cody:
There is a variety of dining experiences awaiting you in Cody.
The Irma
It is worth seeing the historic bar and some of the historic locals at breakfast in the dining room of the hotel. Some of the less historic locals drink at the new bar after work.

One block from the front door of the museum. Good food, very consistent and lots of variety.

Bubba's BBQ
Right outside of the AmericInn. Big tasty BBQ- no frills, lots of sauce
Line Dancing and Drinking:
And unfortunately, smoking too, at Cassie's out on the West Strip going towards Yellowstone.

Silver Dollar Bar
Downtown, no line dancing, don't even think about it! but drinks and pool tables.

Little drive through coffee huts at both ends of town. The coffee hangout in town is BETA on 12th street.

Dude Ranches outside of Cody:
(These are too far to commute in for the meeting but make a great pre-conference experience)

7D Ranch in Sunlight

Rocking D River Ranch in Wapiti

There are many, many more dude ranches in the area.

Lodging in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons:
Book early for these sites. Everything from basic cabins, camp sites, and regal lodges are available. Old Faithful Inn is not to be missed even if you just stop in for an ice cream cone.

If you can't book early, we have had pretty good luck just checking in with the front desk for cancellations.

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