Great Dam Day celebration set for Saturday

Posted 8/17/21

The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center will celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Great Dam Day on Saturday. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The visitor center and Buffalo Bill State Park are …

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Great Dam Day celebration set for Saturday

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The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center will celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Great Dam Day on Saturday. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The visitor center and Buffalo Bill State Park are hosting this year’s event at the visitor center, located 6 miles west of Cody on U.S. Highway 14/16/20.

In addition to the activities planned, there will be different interpretive learning stations located below the visitor center on the old road to Yellowstone National Park below the dam.

Through cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, the old dam road is open one time during the year, allowing the public to walk or ride a bicycle along the road to take in the views. Rides back to the top will be available.

Fat Racks BBQ and Brain Freeze will have food available for purchase at the visitor center lot.

Buffalo Bill Dam was completed in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Upon completion, it was the tallest dam in the world at the time. 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.

Staff and volunteers will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance. The event is open and free to the public. For more information, contact the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center General Manager Leslie Slater at 307-527-6076.

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