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Address: Cody, WY
Phone Number: +1 307-527-6076
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Still doing the job after all this time

This was our 2nd stop at Buffalo Bill Dam. The first was back in the late 90s. After 9/11 there have been some changes. We had to park pretty far back in the parking area, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Westville, Indiana
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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This was our 2nd stop at Buffalo Bill Dam. The first was back in the late 90s. After 9/11 there have been some changes. We had to park pretty far back in the parking area, but they did have a guy in a golf cart giving people rides. The visitor center is totally redone. Very nice information center with helpful... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Dam is an amazing feat of engineering. The visitor center has an excellent video and many pictures and artifacts.

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Skokie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

It's on the way from Cody WY to Yellowstone. Check out the display for how hydro power worked early in the 20th century.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Nothing to see, we drove from Yellowstone to Cody and stopped on the way to see it and I didn't even took a picture.

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The Buffalo Bill Dam is named after the great showman, who not only became celebrated world over for his Wild West show, but was a surprising visionary who saw how irrigation could transform arid western lands (like the area around Cody) into agricultural production centers. The irrigation project was one of the first under the Bureau of Reclamation Act, and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The views are great. You can walk around the dam and see some historical items related to the dam. Inside the visitor center are things to look at and there's a gift shop with rest rooms. They provide a cart to and from the parking lot if you don't want to walk.

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Olds, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had no idea this dam would be that interesting. The interpretive center and film is great and there are some great photo ops there and en route. Strongly recommend for anyone visiting Cody, second only to the Buffalo Bill Wild West Museum.

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Sandy Run, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This location is free and is very interesting. Movie plays regularly and really gives you the history of this dam. When we were there golf cart shuttles were available from the parking lot to the door.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The dam is just outside of Cody about 5 miles on the the road from the eastern exit of Yellowstone Park. You can easily spend about an hour overlooking the dam and the visitors centre. It is free, but a small donation helps with the upkeep of the centre and the kind volunteers that look after the visitors. There is... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

If you're traveling through the area, you must stop and see the dam! The dam offers beautiful views and there is so much history surrounding the dam. During the months that the visitor center is open, it is a must stop and see as well! It's very educational and offers tons of information in the form of maps, artifacts, and... More 

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