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Buffalo Bill Dam, Cody

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest in the world when it was finished in 1910. Walk to the top of the concrete arch-gravity dam named after Wild West showman William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. At the visitor center, you can watch a short film, take a self-guided audio tour, and explore the black-and-white photos of the dam's early construction. You'll discover what makes the dam sturdy and view the waters--which supply more than 37,635 hectares (93,000 acres) of farmland--from the top. If you don't feel like walking from the parking lot to the visitor center, there's a complimentary shuttle service. Our Cody vacation route planner makes visiting Buffalo Bill Dam and other Cody attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Enjoyed visiting the Dam. We were disappointed that there was not an actually tour but we enjoyed watching the free video. There was not cost to enter the facilities and the workers were very helpful ...  more »
  • This was a neat find on the way to Yellowstone from Cody (east entrance). We saw spray from the road and decided to stop. There is a free visitor center with movies abt the construction and history of...  more »
  • On our travels from yellowstone to Cody we came across a beautiful site of the dam in the distance and stopped to stretch the legs and take in the view even though we were so close to our destination  more »
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  • Interesting history mixed with some impressive civil engineering make for a good dam time. The view is beautiful and serene behind the dam, while water crashes down below as it exits the gates. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • I am admired to the work and history of humans determination of works to build the Dam. Amazing! Great work benefit greatly to all human kind! All farm land has water because of this massive work!
  • A little small for a visitor's center, but a great place to stop. Very informative.
  • Really pretty area. Very nice staff!
  • Worth the stop. Educational and interesting history