Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center in Cody, WY

Open Daily (May-Sept)

Free Admission! Come see what we have to offer:

Walk across the top!

Visitors can walk all the way across the top of the dam.  On one side you'll look down 325 feet to the Shoshone River.  The other side is a closeup look at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir.  Beautiful views!

Watch the movie!

Inside our Visitor Center, you can watch a movie in our mini theater about the building of Buffalo Bill's Dam and how it provides water and power to the local farmers and residents of Cody. Runs every 15 minutes and is free.

Do some Dam shopping!

Books, mugs, shirts, travel items.  Our retail store in the Visitor Center offers gifts, souvenirs and collectibles for all ages and interests.  We have a Penny Press and Passport stamp too!

Purchase tickets to the major Cody area attractions in our center.       A ONE STOP SHOP!

Take in the Interpretive Exhibits!

Be a part of it!  The Visitor Center has a wealth of information. Exhibits include dam construction and facts, area wildlife, geography, farming and prehistoric artifacts.

Explore the recreational opportunities provided by the dam.

Travel Information

Collect travel information and insight about the Cody area and Yellowstone National Park from knowledgeable staff.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with your neighbors and friends. Our center is staffed with 30-35 volunteers every season. Schedules are flexible and volunteering at the center is FUN!

Great Dam Day                                                    The third Saturday In August

A Great Dam Day

The third Saturday of every August is a day dedicted to Buffalo Bill's Dam.

Hike the old road to Yellowstone behind the dam, capture beautiful images along the river and below the dam. 

Learn about dam history.

Shop in the retail store.

Food and drinks available from local vendors.