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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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  • Buffalo Bill Dam and Visitor Center was actually an unexpected stop on our itinerary for day 4. Usually, we would follow the exact travel schedule that I had prepared before the trip. However, Buffalo...  more »
  • I am so happy our ranch hosts encouraged us to stop at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center. Entry is free and the info is very good. A video about the history of the dam, from concept through to compl...  more »
  • My first stop at a dam and I was impressed. Family and I were taken on a golf cart by a volunteer guide and shown around. Not too much walking. Great visitor center and gift shop, got some dam souveni...  more »