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Be sure and visit the Dam Visitors Center

The Dam Visitors Center tells the harrowing story of how the dam and reservoir were built back in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana M
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Cody, Wyoming
Gorgeous area

Through the tunnel going West outside of Cody heading to the East gate of Yellowstone you’ll view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
USAFA62
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Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dam Visitors Center tells the harrowing story of how the dam and reservoir were built back in the early 1900's. It was built even before the Hoover Dam and provides water to irrigate the entire Big Horn Basin.

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Through the tunnel going West outside of Cody heading to the East gate of Yellowstone you’ll view the dam. This is a great place to see herds of mule deer & elk as you head to Yellowstone. We drive along here in early morning and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum to go along with amazing feat of construction. Easy to get to, and worth your time.... Exhibits were high level, and viewing windows inside make for a great stop on the way to or from Yellowstone. And then you can go outside to...More

Thank Cornelia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here by chance and glad we did. Great view of the water penstock to the outfall of the dam. It's not Niagara Falls but it is a good stopover. Friendly folks inside to help out.

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So interesting! A very nice museum, informative staff, and they even have a golf cart shuttle if the parking lot gets full so you don't have to walk if you don't want to...or can't.

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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We drove past this on a coach tour in 2017, as it was not on our itinerary thankfully we had the chance to call in our holiday this year. It is a very interesting Dam lots of info on the building and running of it....More

Thank Lyn P
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting sight to see. This huge dam out in the middle of mountains. Had to drive through a long tunnel to get to the dam. A nice visitors center with windows looking down at the dam , which I liked because I am afraid...More

Thank lovebeach2
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Buffalo Bill Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Shoshone River in northwestern Wyoming, part of the Shoshone Project, which was the successor to several visionary schemes promoted by the famous Wild West figure William "Buffalo Bill" Cody to irrigate the Bighorn Basin and...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This place is so beautiful! We stopped on our way to Yellowstone and took the little tour on the golf cart. Such a amazing sight! The water is so blue and the view from above the dam is breathtaking! Easy to pull off and take...More

Thank shelley s
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Beautiful vistas and a pleasant 10 minute drive west of Cody, WY The 2 tunnels and the history of the area are described in placards placed along the scenic pulloff at the dam.

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An hour or so-the views are simply spectacular.
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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
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