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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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
253 helpful votes 253 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Northern Minnesota, USA
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37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a spur of the moment stop. It is an interesting historical site, with nice views and a chance to get out of the car for a bit.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You climb through a rough canyon and through some interesting tunnels to pop out looking across a beautiful body of water in a lovely valley. The interpretive signs describing the building of the dam were very good and the further signs describing the geology and flora and fauna was also good. The views into the canyon were fantastic.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The construction of the dam is worth the viewing. Seeing how the dam works for the surounding communities is amazing.

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