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Bull Shoals Dam

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Address: 153 Dam Overlook Ln, Bull Shoals, AR 72619
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870-445-3629
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We took the kids here when the came to visit. The lake was high and all the gates on the dam were open. It was quite a site to see. The James A. Gaston Visitor Center offers some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kids here when the came to visit. The lake was high and all the gates on the dam were open. It was quite a site to see. The James A. Gaston Visitor Center offers some souvenirs and more great views. If you are traveling to the Mountain Home area this is a must see.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up around the bushels area and the damn was always there and is always been a beautiful architectural masterpiece and the views from the Gaston center and on the damn itself are wonderful every Fourth of July thousands of votes come on the Lakeside and gather for the fireworks festival and you can go below the dam on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The view from the visitor center is wonderful, and is nearly as beautiful as it was many decades ago. It gives a feel for the area as it was before the population exploded. Boating, fishing, swimming and camping are all good ways to experience the Ozarks.

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Thank Candace A
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of those places that we always take our friends and family when they come to visit. The Center about the Dam has wonderful exhibits and a movie showing the development of the area. The views are spectacular from the viewing deck, with plenty of chairs to sit back and relax. Great for the very young and elderly... More 

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hollister
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice visitor center for folks who enjoy history. Clean informitive plenty of parking and open all year.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Visitor Center is a beautiful building that overlooks Bull Shoals lake on the left and the White River on the right. it is spectacular. Walking through the door immediately puts you into another time and place. Great interactive displays and replicas of Indians and early settlers. Fish from the lake and river are displayed. In the small theater there... More 

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Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of the most beautiful visitor's center that we have seen. It is lovely to look at and very informative on the inside. It has a look out area to view Bull Shoals Lake as well as the White River. It has a 25 minute video that runs on the hour and half-hour that is delightful. You can... More 

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Thank al_blue_bennett
Kansas
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7 reviews
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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Thank Ksrennie
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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