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Buffalo Bill Dam

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Address: Cody, WY
Phone Number: 3075276076
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we enjoyed a break from the museum and drove just west of town to enjoy and learn about this dam and have lunch. if you walk from the arch bridge parking area just east of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we enjoyed a break from the museum and drove just west of town to enjoy and learn about this dam and have lunch. if you walk from the arch bridge parking area just east of the dam, you're able to see the dam from below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really had a great time at the Dam with our out of town family. The information on the inside was very helpful and the staff was great to really answer any and all questions anyone had. The brochures that were available were also very important for the ones who wanted to gather information about other things to do. Everyone really... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free. If you like history; the story of the building of the dam was good. Small gift shop. Nice surrounding scenery.

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Spring Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was very instrumental in getting water to the lower valley for irrigation purposes. The dam was originally named The Shoshone Dam and changed in 1946 to The Buffalo Bill Dam to honor Cody for his vision. The attraction is free and suitable for all ages. Stop in at the Visitor Center and watch the program... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful day to visit the dam. Buffalo Bill donated the land for this dam because people needed a way to irrigate their crops under the hot Wyoming sun. The dam was 350 feet high and the base is 108'. It forms the most beautiful crystal blue water. The beach is rocky but benches are available to provide... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped by on my way to Yellowstone. The visitor's center is small, but nicely set up. There is plenty of information to learn. You can get a pretty good view of the dam here. The surrounding area is also beautiful. Worth a quick trip from Cody.

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Thank AF_Hiker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit when on your way into East Yellowstone or visiting Cody WY. The visitor center has videos for you to watch on the construction of the dam. This was very interesting. We also bought some things from gift shop. They also have a person running a golf cart to drive you back and forth... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very impressive and scenic dam. Worth a quick trip from Cody, Wy. They have a golf cart doing trips from the parking lot which is helpful for older people or small legs.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for all ages . Plus free golf cart rides to center for gift shop and educational center. Such great people who you can tell LOVE their jobs. Tunnels are great to drive through. Stay in cody wyoming. Very nice town .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little stop. Great views! They even have a bell to ring for someone to pick you up at parking and take you to the center. We found souvenir penny bracelets. Wow never seen those before. Really nice!

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