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Bull Shoals Dam

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Address: Mountain Home, AR
Phone Number: 870-445-3629
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What a view!!

When we first moved here in 1991 we are totally amazed by the area and have loved it ever since! We take every visitor now to the Gaston Overview area! We love the beauty of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Eric S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we first moved here in 1991 we are totally amazed by the area and have loved it ever since! We take every visitor now to the Gaston Overview area! We love the beauty of the area and the lake etc.!!

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Thank Eric S
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went to Bull Shoals welcome center. The history and panoramic views of this area are incredible. History of the White River was eye opening. Must see!!!

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Carroll, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our granddaughters to the dam. I wanted to show them highlights of places I would visit when I grew up in the area. I'm pretty sure they enjoyed it. I certainly did! Brought back a lot of memories.

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Thank judyk642
Park Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nice view if the dam, lake and river. Nature center. Habitat recreations of the area and fish in aquariums. Nice gift shop. he building itself is a Wonder. Cooled and heated with geothermal architecture was a nice surprise.

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Thank James J
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I always put the Dam and visitor center on agenda for visitors to the area. The visitor center is a beautiful facility with really helpful staff. The video is a must see - gives a great background to the creation of the dams and what made our area what it is today. Also great for kids. They get to see... More 

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Thank Marian O
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

for a history of how the damn was built when..why..and a museum of things from the area, and what made this part of the Ozarks a must place to see..it overlooks the scenic White River valley from below and the beautiful Bull Shoals lake..its worth a visit to stop into the visitor center..

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Thank stone113
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Check out the dam from the great museum display. We learned a lot about the area while there. Easy to get to and ample parking. And it's free!

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Thank Peter K
Mound City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place to visit. Nice visitors center would recommend top friends and family. Nice views good information

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Thank Wendy C
Flippin, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Bull Shoals Dam offers an interesting background on how the dam was built and a 30 minute film to show the construction and impact it has made on the Mountain Home and Bull Shoals area. It's a must see, especially for fisherman!

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Thank pastorcharlieb
Alligator, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

At the Gaston Center we were treated to a short video of the construction of the Bull Shoals dam and the taming of the White River. The Center has some great educational artifacts as well as live fish native to the area. The guides were super nice and knowledgeable.

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