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Amazing views anywhere you look. Take the golf cart ride to the dam itself. Water is just blue... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patrick S
Bismarck, North Dakota
Worth the stop and visit

Volunteers golf cart visitors to the center near the dam, There is a short film on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeffrey C
Elyria, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing views anywhere you look. Take the golf cart ride to the dam itself. Water is just blue and beautiful.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Volunteers golf cart visitors to the center near the dam, There is a short film on the construction, a small museum and a spectacular view on both sides of the dam.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent stop and view of the canyon and dam. They transport visitors by shuttle to the visitors center which has various displays and a good lookout over the rim of the dam,

Thank Nana5838
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wouldn't generally think of a dam as "quaint," but the Buffalo Bill Dam was built about a hundred years ago and it really is unique. Originally conceived as an irrigation dam, it now also provides electricity and recreation. A well-designed film and displays show...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure to take a minute and go on the walk way over the dam. Great views of the canyon and lake. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. Ready to happily answer your questions. Don’t be concerned with the walk from the parking lot to...More

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Buffalo Bill Dam is amazing due to the depth of the Canyon below the dam that hold back the water in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. This was contructed in the years between 1905 to 1910 to prevent flooding of the town of Cody. Much...More

Thank AlabamaTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've seen some big dams recently, including Hoover and Grand Coulee, so we know the drill. But this is unique, especially considering what they had to go through to build it. Two companies went bankrupt trying and the third lost money. It's quite an achievement,...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this well presented little known history of a 100 plus year old dam that changed the down stream valley into what it is today. The visitor center is free and they even provide a ride from the parking lot. The presentation of the...More

Thank travelalot4us
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must go into the visitors center and what the very educational and informative movie of the history of the building the the dam. Amazing!

Thank William W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See the Buffalo Bill Dam & how it was built in 1910. Worth your time to visit. Small, free museum & gift shop. Educational & intriguing for anyone interested in history. Worth the stop on your way to our from Yellowstone.

Thank Lfarrell1958
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from blackhillslady | Reviewed this property |
An hour or so-the views are simply spectacular.
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Deb W | Reviewed this property |
Construction of Buffalo Bill Dam, six miles west of Cody, Wyoming, was the key that opened about 90,000 acres in northwestern Wyoming to irrigated farming. ... When completed in 1910, Buffalo Bill Dam stood as an engineering... More
February 18, 2017|
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