The Cody Gunfighters Show is a free not-for-profit event that takes place in downtown Cody, Wyoming. The show started 20 years ago and has become a tradition that runs every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The gunfight takes place just outside the famous Irma Hotel. This downtown landmark was run by Buffalo Bill Cody and named after his daughter Irma. The hotel is a major supporter of the gunfight. The show starts right at 6pm, but if you arrive after 5:45, you’ll have a tough time finding a seat. (There are a few seats for rent, with proceeds going to charity.)
Take a seat right on the curb, on the side of the hotel. If you have little ones, you may want to cover their ears, because the guns are super loud. Our 2 year-old was in tears after the first rifle shot, though he did calm down.
The show is about 20 minutes, and though it wasn’t particularly well written, the actors, which are volunteers, were fun and engaging. They even took photos with the crowd after the show.
If you are in Cody, stop by the Cody Gunfighter’s Show. You can check out other things to do in Cody with this link.