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Buffalo Bill Dam, Cody

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Dam · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • A quick stop but probably our favorite stop in Cody. It had interesting displays and video in the museum and great views from the dam. The volunteers were superb and very friendly.  more »
  • This was a great short stop. After a long ride stepping outside the car, the wind took our breath away as we walked from the parking area to the building. A sweet volunteer in a cart picked us up...  more »

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