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Buffalo Bill Dam

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Address: Cody, WY
Phone Number: 3075276076
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Very interesting.

Our family enjoyed the Dam, It has a short video of how and when it was built and an observation bridge, very cool looking dam would like to have had an inside tour, but top only.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Dillon, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Was a good stop and the lake is big and accessible. Day use areas are all pay to use which is disappointing. The walking paths were crowded yet parking isn't bad. There are several historical points with interesting reading. Not many restrooms in the area unless you pay to go. I would go back again tho.

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed the Dam, It has a short video of how and when it was built and an observation bridge, very cool looking dam would like to have had an inside tour, but top only.

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Springfield
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting place. The Visitor's Center has a free 15 minute video on the building of the dam that is very interesting. The restrooms are clean. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. They also have a nice gift shop. There is a "penny machine" for collectors and if you have a National Parks Passport Book, they have... More 

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North Dakota
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I loved the views. If you don't like heights...be aware when you walk onto the dam. I found out that I AM SCARED OF HEIGHTS! There was a shuttle from the parking area to the visitor center so if walking is difficult that will be very helpful. There is a Donation Box inside the center if you wish to contribute.

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Willard, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are no tours taking you down into the dam, but you can walk across the top and get some amazing views. The visitors center is free and is self guided with videos and other displays.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This wasn't originally a planned stop on our travel itinerary. However, I'm glad we did stop. This dam was at one time the tallest in the U.S. It has a lot of history behind it and some amazing statistics on how the dam was built and the men who built it. I'm so glad we made the stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting stop..History and enginering facts... Beautiful views, and interesting treck to the dam... traveling thru solid rock mountains . Even these tunnels have a story...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

What can I say - AMAZING views, interesting history, pleasant and helpful staff and it's all free. It's located outside of cody on the way to Yellowstone. Worth a stop and look.

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The Villages, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a quick stop just outside of town on the way to Yellowstone. Once the tallest dam, it is still impressive. The visitors center has some nice displays, and a short movie that tells the story of building the dam. The man that drove us to the center by golf cart said if we did not enjoy the visit... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This well worth a visit, so much history on the building of the dam in visitors centre, it is not as big as Hoover dam which is based on this dam, it is an interesting piece of engineering by very brave men, and the road tunnels leading up to it are another piece of engineering without modern tools!

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Address: Address: Cody, WY
Phone Number: 3075276076
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cody

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