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Bull Shoals Dam

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Address: Mountain Home, AR
Phone Number: 870-445-3629
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Visit to the dam.

Interesting dam, with a very informative visitor center. Must go to the very top for the breathtaking view of the dam. Walking trail's around the area for bird watching.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting dam, with a very informative visitor center. Must go to the very top for the breathtaking view of the dam. Walking trail's around the area for bird watching.

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Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The dam is a worthwhile site. It opens Bull Shoals lake into the White River. The dam releases water to control flooding. What an experience to hear the horn blow. The gates begin to open and to hear the rush of the water going through each gate. The visitor's center provides the history. The facility is a beautiful structure. It... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are in the area we recommend that you take an couple of hours and visit the Bull Shoals Dam and surrounding sites.

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Thank LGSchn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

When we first moved here in 1991 we are totally amazed by the area and have loved it ever since! We take every visitor now to the Gaston Overview area! We love the beauty of the area and the lake etc.!!

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Thank Eric S
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Recently went to Bull Shoals welcome center. The history and panoramic views of this area are incredible. History of the White River was eye opening. Must see!!!

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Carroll, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We took our granddaughters to the dam. I wanted to show them highlights of places I would visit when I grew up in the area. I'm pretty sure they enjoyed it. I certainly did! Brought back a lot of memories.

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Park Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice view if the dam, lake and river. Nature center. Habitat recreations of the area and fish in aquariums. Nice gift shop. he building itself is a Wonder. Cooled and heated with geothermal architecture was a nice surprise.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I always put the Dam and visitor center on agenda for visitors to the area. The visitor center is a beautiful facility with really helpful staff. The video is a must see - gives a great background to the creation of the dams and what made our area what it is today. Also great for kids. They get to see... More 

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Thank Marian O
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

for a history of how the damn was built when..why..and a museum of things from the area, and what made this part of the Ozarks a must place to see..it overlooks the scenic White River valley from below and the beautiful Bull Shoals lake..its worth a visit to stop into the visitor center..

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Check out the dam from the great museum display. We learned a lot about the area while there. Easy to get to and ample parking. And it's free!

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