26th Annual Great Dam Day Tomorrow
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 14, 2020
Celebrate a dam good thing that made Cody as we know it possible.
Tomorrow, August 15th, is the 26th Annual Great Dam Day at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center, where the history and legacy of what was (for 30 days) the tallest dam every completed by human hands. The 110-year-old structure is on the National Register of Historic Places and has made Cody the thriving community we know today. Perhaps the main fixture of the event is that it’s the only time of the year when the old dam road is fully open to the public. The original route travelers took to get to Yellowstone via Cody, hikers and bikers are usually stopped by the gate at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center. Tomorrow, that gate is open and the entire road uninhibited.
But wait, there’s more. Guided ATV tours are available for anyone wanting to see the road but unable to make the entire journey themselves. Staff from the BLM will be on hands with activities for kids and to answer everybody’s questions about the dam’s history and the story of the canyon. Fat Racks BBQ will also be available for lunching and munching. Families and pets are encouraged to attend.
The event runs from 8 am to 5 pm tomorrow, with the old dam road open from 9 am to 3 pm. It sounds like a dam good time.