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Address: Cody, WY

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Overlooked but very interesting!

The Buffalo Bill Dam is located just out of town heading toward Yellowstone National Park. You should take an hour or so and look here at this interesting place. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Cody, Wyoming
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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Buffalo Bill Dam is located just out of town heading toward Yellowstone National Park. You should take an hour or so and look here at this interesting place. There is a short movie to watch that tells the history of the dam and there is a golf cart service that will trolley you right up close to the door... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What's more fun than driving through three tunnels to get to your destination! This is a marvel of engineering. Open May through September. The Hoover Dam was later patterned after it, and Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest in the world when completed in the early 1910. Full of historical pictures and information in the nice visitors center. Wildlife exhibit.... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Historically, some divers went down to work on the gates at the base of the dam. They were brushed by some very large fish that made them very nervous. Yes, the sturgeon are huge. Coming up from Cody, as a driver, I was very aware that I needed to attend to driving, not sight seeing until I stopped at a... More 

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Cody Wyoming USA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This free activity is a wonderful place to see how dams changed the face of the desert and of the west. Farming became a real dependable industry. Lovely folks to explain the historical events and the results of the Buffalo Bill Dam and resevoir. It is really neat to see it in the spring when the over flow runs.

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is an easy stop on the side of the road headed into Cody. There is a small visitor's center with some interesting historical background, and the platform provides cool views of the canyon, dam and water. It was neat to see fallen tree limbs crowded near the dam's edge. Of course you can't physically venture into the canyon or... More 

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Redding
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stationed at the end of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir is the the Buffalo Bill Dam. This is right outside of Cody, WY. As you can see everything in this part of the country is named after Buffalo Bill Cody. This area is scenic and beautiful and filled with all the wonders of this region. If you are coming from Yellowstone,... More 

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It is a short drive out of town. The reservoir and area are beautiful. The dam is accessible and you can look over the steep high wall down back over the town of Cody. The visitor center is small and entertaining. Fun way to kill a few hours.

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Cordova, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very interesting museum exhibits. Especially enjoyed the wildlife of the area. Very nice walk from the parking area or there's a shuttle if the walk is difficult. Handicap parking and drop off is close to museum if needed.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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161 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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150 helpful votes 150 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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