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Glen Canyon Dam

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Address: Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
Phone Number: +1 928-608-6068
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.

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The Dam & the visitors center are well worth a visit. But please, when you go, question whether the dam should have ever been built, think about the myriad shortcomings of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The Dam & the visitors center are well worth a visit. But please, when you go, question whether the dam should have ever been built, think about the myriad shortcomings of theColorado Compact that allocates water (& more water than usually flows annually) to the states on the River, and imagine how beautiful the (submerged) hundreds of miles of Glen... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were not planning to visit this place. But as we went by, we saw all the cars so decided to go have a look. Spectacular deep vieuws. Do not be afraid of heights.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Spent three days on visits around the dam, starting at the Carl Hayden visitor center watching the three movies, taking the dam tour, next day doing the Lake Powell boat tour and visiting the dam on the lake side and viewing from the water. Third day we took a float boat trip and that started at the very base of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little tour. The gentleman who gave us the tour had worked there most of his life as an engineer. You can only tour the top of the dam due to construction of the elevator. Some interesting films also. Good place to stop.

Thank Sherry P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went with our grandchildren. We all enjoyed it and it is a nice quick break in our travel from Utah to the Grand Canyon. We really enjoyed the movie. If you're ready for a break make this one of your stops. It's just outside of Page, AZ.

Thank Fastphilad
Brigham City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Last day of our week long road trip, we stayed in Page the night before just so that we could do the dam tour. They are under construction/ remodel at the Visitors center right now so only the 1/2 tour was offered, but the young lady Rachael, who was our tour guide was really good, very informed, and knowledgeable. It... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The view of the dam and bridge is awesome. They have a clean bathroom, and the air conditioning is very nice, especially in the summer heat. We didn't have time for the dam tour, but we watched short movie on the building of the dam. You can walk the rim of the dam; Glen Canyon Dam is a smaller version... More 

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New Orleans,Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Me: Hey kids check this out. It's an actual Dam. Kids: Whatever Me: Look at the reservoir. Isn't it amazing? Kids: Is there a gift shop Me: There's a tour Oldest Kid: I don't want to take a dam tour. Me: What? (muffled laughter) Oldest Kid: I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A DAM TOUR! Me: Laughing like the imature lunatic... More 

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Eagle Pass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The tour guide of 80 plus years was great. He knew everything about the dam and offered so much insights and personal touches to his stories about the dam, the construction, the costs and the return on investment. It kept adults and teenagers entertained. Would highly recommend this tour for some great pics and to learn a little about history.

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Tukwila, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My first time seeing a dam so close and personal. It so incredible!!! Go to the visitors center and right at the back of the building you'll get a better view of the Glen Canyon Dam and some parts of Lake Powell.

Thank Harold L

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