Closing for the 2023 season September 30. See you again May 1, 2024.
Located 6 miles west of Cody on the road to Yellowstone.
Oversized vehicles, recreational vehicles, and vehicles with trailers must park on the west side of the information kiosk. Handicap parking is available closer to the visitor center.
Staffed courtesy carts are available weather permitting, 15 minutes after opening until 15 minutes before closing. Guest pick-up location is in front of the information kiosk in the parking lot.
Pets are welcome on the walk to the top of the dam. Dogs are required to be on a leash. A water bowl for dogs is located by the front door of the visitor center. Owners must bag and dispose of pet waste. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the regulations for carried pets (in arms, carriers, strollers, backpacks, and so forth) in the visitor center.
Qualified service animals assisting people with disabilities are allowed and must be leashed. A service animal is defined as a dog that performs some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform such as carrying a pack for persons with mobility impairments, assisting persons with balance, or alerting medically-dependent persons of specific conditions such as oncoming seizures. Companion dogs that are used only to provide comfort or emotional support (“therapy animals”), or other pets are not allowed in the visitor center.
The Buffalo Bill Dam is a National Historical Site. We offer supplies for the National Park passport book for purchase and we have a stamp for the National Park passport book located in our gift shop.
Public tours of the Buffalo Bill Dam and Power Plant are not available. Our theater is our best resource for learning the history of the building of the dam. The movie is 15 minutes in length, closed captioned and geared to an eight grade education.
Groups larger then 10 should call in advance (307-527-6076) and may request a brief 10 minute group talk.Students/young guests should stay close enough to the adults in their group to hear them speak in a normal voice. The escort should lead the way with the students following. Another escort should follow the group as a trailer to ensure the group stays together. Listen to the tour guide and follow all instructions.
Here are a few important tips:
* Stay seated on the courtesy cart until it comes to a stop,
* Courtesy carts do not operate during high winds or thunder storms.
* Do not throw objects off the top of the dam.
* Mask requirements inside the visitor center are determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance on community level transmission. Mask mandates are subject to change without notice.
Drones may not be operated on top of the dam or 300 feet from the visitor center.