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Bull Shoals Dam

Mountain Home, AR
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Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This one big pile of concrete. Find out a lot of history of the area by taking the tour and going inside the dam. Surprised at the info behind the function of this massive structure. Didn't expect it but a highlight of our trip - and it didn't involve fishing!! LOL

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were unable to do the tour due to upcoming construction, so we just walked across the dam. The views overlooking the railings were great, especially on the river side. Beware of the large crows flying around, they leave droppings and feathers everywhere. If you go early in the morning you might be able to see fog over the White... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beautiful. Great fishing not far, and one of the few dams that I know of that you can tour still. Very interesting. Will be going again with the kids soon.

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Michigan
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46 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Arkansas state park is located along the White River below Bull Shoals Dam and Bull Shoals Lake formed above the dam. The James A Gaston Visitor Center is located on a bluff at one end of Bull Shoals Dam. From the decks of the visitor center (which is free) you have great views of the White River, Bull Shoals... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Be sure to visit the Jim Gaston Visitor's Center beside the dam. An amazing place. There is no charge.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our family went to the dam just to have something to do. We had a wonderful time there. The dam was very fascinating and huge. The welcome center was extremely clean and the staff were very friendly. We enjoyed walking around the dam.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Dam itself was great for sight seeing. We were able to see both sides of the dam and surrounding areas. The Visitors Center was excellent! It had a short movie about the history of the dam, lake and river, as well as great exhibits. There was also a great explanation of the wildlife and variety of fish that are... More

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Clarksville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We walked along the top of the dam and the views were fantastic! You could see the gar coming up for food from the bottom on the lake side. Fantastic Photo Opp!!

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NW Louisiana
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great place for a visit. Lots of fun & educational info inside the James A. Gaston Visitor Center and beautiful view(s) from the observation deck. Had lots of fun using the binoculars in the "bird watching" area too.

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Buffalo, New York
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The dam is great site to see. Make sure to visit the visitor's center right next to it. It will teach you so much about the history and building of the dam and area around it.

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