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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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  • 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 »
  • visit the worn little and listen to the report, in the projection room. very good renseignzmznts are given by staff officers, and keep a memory of this place, bird's-eye view on the shoshone river.
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  • 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...  more »