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The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Cody, WY
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Cody
Type: Waterfalls
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The reservoir is large and beautiful. I love to stop here on my way up the Wapiti Valley. Great place to take out the chairs, eat a sandwich and drink in the Wyoming landscape.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

you cant lost this ride! its wonderful too see the red mountains around the lake/reservoir. The green colour of the water makes the scene very special. Its near the city and you take a beautiful road to get there.

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Kerrville, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This reservoir is a good place to see if you like or are interested in Dams. Even though you can't go down into the dam, there is a good history in the foyer to read. It is very clean & friendly volunteers staff it.

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