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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When in Cody you cannot even tell there is anything beyond the wild west look of the high desert. Then drive 4 miles west through the pinnacles of rock and in an instant, you are transported into a different world. The dam and the reservoir is startling beauty. The dam is extremely interesting and is a very short walk from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Was awesome traveling through the tunnels to get to Buffalo Bill Dam. Enjoyed the movies about the dam and the gift shop.

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Omaha, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice place for a short visit. Nice lookout over the dam. Interesting items inside to look at. The people are nice. Open donation so not expensive to stop by.

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Walkersville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a quick stop, not much to see, but interesting! Very well kept..and the shuttle drivers were very nice and informative. Small gift shop.

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Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Take the time to get out of the vehicle and see the dam. It is interesting and a nice break from riding. Beautiful scenery. Toilets are interesting but scary....don't loose your personal belongings!

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gainesville
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped at the Dam on our way into Yellowstone from Cody. If you have visited Hoover Dam this is not on that scale but it is a worthwhile stop. I enjoyed standing on the top and the rainbow viewed below. We were offered a ride from the parking area by golf cart which was nice since it was brisk... More

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West Newfield, Maine, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was like, "Really? We are going to see a dam? Why??" Well, silly me, it was so beautiful! Wyoming is such an incredibly beautiful state anyway, but this dam and the surrounding area is so breath taking I was very happy I went and took it all in. There is a great history there, tours, or just even if... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A very interesting visitor center with a very helpful and knowledgeable guide at the center. Interesting to learn about what it took to build and the beautiful lake that the dam has created.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cool place to stop and take a look how it was made. The video was done very well. You can take another tour of the mechanics of the dam, but our group did not have time. Nice visitors center and the golf cart ride from the parking lot saved the adults legs.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Buffalo Dam is located six miles west of Cody. Once parked, you can walk to the Visitor's Center or be shuttled in a golf cart. Visitors can walk to the top of the dam for a good view. The visitor's center has exhibits and a short movie. The dam was built in 1905 on the Shoshone River. It is... More

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