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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Buffalo Bill Dam and other Cody attractions using our handy Cody trip itinerary planning app .
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  • This place is a wonderful stop with beautiful views, information and bathrooms! My dad took them up on the free shuttle ride from the parking lot too. Worth every minute! Well, it was free but definit...  more »
  • This was very interesting. I usually do not enjoy this sort of thing, but this was fascinating to us! Men built this by hand, basically without equipment!! Amazing!  more »
  • We visited Buffalo Bill Dam whilst staying in Cody. It was only about a 15 minute drive, plenty of space in the car park and if they did have buggy's to take you to the entrance if you so wished as it...  more »
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  • After leaving Yellowstone park heading East on our way to Cody WY, first we arrived at the Buffalo Bill Dam. It was well worth a visit to learn about the rich history of this region. The staff is super friendly, the store is well stocked and you get all of your questions answered in a very friendly manner. I would highly recommend it as an important stop on your journey.
  • What a beautiful place. Especially the waterfall. Visiting center had very helpful people.
  • Pickup from parking place with a golf cart. Operated by 2 seniors, great guys who immediately start telling you about the dam. Very short trip to nice visitors centre. Dam is really cool and impressive. Sort of smaller version of Hoover Dam. Spent 30 minutes here, cool to check out on your way to yellowstone.
  • Excellent visitors center. The gift shop was great and the educational displays were very nice.
  • Amazing structure, especially if you have seen the Hoover Dam! Free admission and a great gift shop where informational videos can be watched. Definitely not a site to drive past!

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