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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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Nashville, TN
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363 attraction reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The dam was built before some of the great machinery that was used for Hoover, etc. Also built before electricity came into general use, thus the power generation was added much later. An amazing feat and a great learning experience.

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Augusta, GA
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244 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is worth a stop, but it is just a dam. It's part of a great view of the canyon drive. We saw it as part of a tour we were on and would not have known about it otherwise. We didn't go to the Visitor Center, but I would recommend going. They are always the best way to get... More

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Cleveland, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very nice visitor center and film about the construction of the dam, very interesting. You can walk out onto the dam, it is really high. We also received a lot of good information about what to do in Cody.

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Gatesville, TX
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134 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited this canyon after the visitor center was closed due to our time constraints. The canyon drive does not offer too much perspective, so I recommend going when the visitor center is open for the best views and information.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great location with a fantastic view. I know it is just a Dam but it worth the time to stop. Lots of great photos and a very interesting info centre. It was an educational and historical stop. I went to the centre of the Dam and looked down... whew... good thing there was a railing... it is very tall.... More

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El Paso, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very interesting with a nice history of the dam. It was free and we enjoyed it. They have handicap parking and a golf cart shuttle to and from the parking area.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped by to peer over the dam and was pleasantly surprised by a well organized informative visitors center staffed by a pleasant, helpful group of people. We learned a lot about the construction of the dam and the history of the area.

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