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 Buffalo Bill State Park, the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center and Wild West Paddle Clubhosts this year’s annual Great Dam Day August 18, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center located 6 miles west of Cody on HWY 14/16/20.

In addition to the events planned at the visitor center, there will be different interpretive learning stations located between the dam and Hayden Arch Bridge with kayak races in the river below.  The walk is two miles total from the visitor center to Hayden Arch bridge, but you don’t need to do all of that walking on your own as there will be vehicle assistance for folks needing help back up the steep grade.  Fat Racks BBQ and cold beverages will be available for purchase at the visitor center. 

Buffalo Bill Dam was completed in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam in the world upon completion. Construction began in 1904 and work was dangerous, difficult and tedious. The completed water storage supplies four irrigation districts encompassing over 93,000 acres of farmland. Youth and adults alike will find the views and history fascinating.

BB-great-dam-day-8-2011h-1Staff and volunteers will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance. The event is open and free to the public.

For any questions, please contact the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center General Manager Brad Constantine, at (307) 527-6076.


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