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Buffalo Bill Dam

Cody, WY
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Cody
Type: Dams
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Driving from Cody to Yellowstone and you pass this dam and its reservoir. Sceinic views but stop and see the dam too. Good displays and interesting construction.

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Colorado
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44 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I didnt think I'd find it all that interesting, but I was surprised. Maybe bec. it was part of the natl. park system (on the National Register of Historic Places) the Visitor Ctr was very well done. It has a short film and black-and-white photos of early construction, and other information. It was fascinating to see what was "inside" the... More

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Hill City, South Dakota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped at the dam on our way back to the hotel in Cody after a day driving through part of Yellowstone and over the Grand Tetons scenic drive. The visitor center was closing, but just viewing the self-interpretive area in the parking lot and the surrounding canyon hillsides was a good way to spend a bit of time at... More

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Dexter, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The buffalo bill dam is a good visit on vacation. It is beautiful and full of history. It was the first dam built in this way and they later patterned the Hoover dam after it. Highly resommend.

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UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Fellow travellers recommended a visit so we put it on our list and were not disappointed. Interesting short film and exhibits - well worth a visit so add it into your itinerary.

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Shuttle service to visitor centre by golf buggy driven by helpful, informative and friendly man. Good informative display and exhibition in visitor centre

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nice easy place to stop and look at the dramatic canyon and learn the fascinating history of the dam. Nice visitor center and friendly.

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Nashville, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We enjoyed the drive between Cody and Yellowstone with a short stop to see Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir. The small visitor center has a good film that is worth seeing. We enjoyed checking out views of the dam and reservoir. This is not a major attraction, but it's a nice stop along the way. We appreciated the golf cart... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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57 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

En-route to Yellowstone National Park, I wanted to check out this dam. They offer a courtesy cart (golf cart) ride from the parking lot to the dam. It's great, they pull up to your car to pick you up and drop you off. Unfortunately our driver wasn't paying attention to his riders and took off as our youngest grandson was... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Amazing how this dam was built. Great scenery. Definately an interesting stop. It was during a freak September snow storm which added to the side trip. You can walk out on the top of the dam and look down the gorge. An engineering marvel.

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