Wild West Memorial

North Platte’s Cody Park is the site of the world’s first spectator rodeo, hosted by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1882. It went on to become the Wild West Show and the Cowboy Exhibition evolved into the modern sport of Rodeo. The Memorial consists of a life-size statue of Buffalo Bill donated by the citizens of Great Britain, flags of every state and nation in which the Wild West performed, and plaques commemorating people who made the show a world wide success.