The east gate to Yellowstone National Park, Cody is the most urban and tourism-driven city in the northwestern region of Wyoming. Cody's 17 city parks, unique shopping experiences, galleries, museums, dining, coffee shops, and more offer an abundance of travel and recreation opportunities. The award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which houses five distinct museums under one roof, provides a world-class experience to almost 175,000 visitors annually. Cody is also considered the Rodeo Capitol of the World, hosting nightly rodeos from June through September. Just outside of town, nature rules. The nearby Shoshone River and National Forest, as well as the Beartooth and Absaroka Ranges, boast miles of trails and outstanding fishing.