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The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Address: Cody, WY
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Cody
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Redding
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were traveling east from West Yellowstone MT when we approached the reservoir. The lake that makes up the reservoir is large and beautiful. Lots of places to put your boat in and lots of beautiful scenery along this drive. You will come to the Buffalo Bill Dam as you run along the side of the reservoir. Like most of... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lovely scenery. Convenient to visit on route out of town travelling to Yellowstone. Combined it with visit to the dam

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Groves, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We took our sons there on our way to Yellowstone NP. The museum is a must see. Lots of info and artifacts. Totally enjoyed our visit! Take your time and read the fascinating facts surrounding this iconic man! We visited in June of 2007!

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ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My 10 year old and I went and really enjoyed it tremendously. The information, the scenery and all was great. They had someone take you to and back to visitor center with a great gift shop and video of how much money, time and all that it took to build this one of a kind dam!! Really worth your time... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The reservoir is beautiful. Only thing was the rainfall this year was above average along with the snow melt making the reservoir water levels high. Very few boats were on the water. I am not sure if that was due to the water level or to high winds causing 2-3 ft waves.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Far more interesting than I would have thought, worth a pop out from town or call in whilst passing if you have a spare 30 minutes.

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Billings, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The damn and info center is really neat. The people working there were very friendly and informative.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This lake is formed by a dramatic, narrow dam in a steep canyon of the Shoshone river. The lake itself is a bit windy and barren, but the dam is a must see, and the drive is amazing. Once you reach the end of the lake each direction you look is a completely different landscape: badlands, grass hills and rimrocks,... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Drilling began in 1904 in the construction of the dam. Amazingly no steel was utilized within the construction. The cost of the dam, just under $930,000.00 and the lives of 7 men. Still utilized today to irrigate 93,000 acres. Standing at the top of the dam, one can hear the thunder of water gushing through into the reservoir below. A... More 

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Cincinnati
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a very interesting and scenic stop on the way into Cody from the west. Fascinating when you consider how long ago it was built and just another feather in the cap of Bill Cody. What a visionary!

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