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Glen Canyon Dam

Tonalea Coconino County, AZ
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Type: Dams
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My husband is an electrical engineer so needles to say for him this was a must-see. The tour is 5$ and we had the nicest old gentleman who worked at this dam his entire life take us on this tour. It was well explained and suited even people who had no clue about hydroelectrical power-plants, and there were even some... More

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Hudson,NH
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215 reviews 215 reviews
95 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting place to visit. It is the Colorado River Storage Project. It is built to control the Colorado River flooding from down stream and is used as a Hydroelectric Plant It was dedicated to The First Lady, Mrs. Lyndon Johnson in 1966.

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Guided tour of the dam is very interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable on construction and operation. Great history on what it took to build these dams which included the City of Page and the bridge. A must see tour if visiting the dam. Fee for tour is $5.00 but was waived for 50th anniversary.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were staying in Page as part of a tour, but had some free time in the afternoon and decided to visit the Dam. The visitors centre is well laid out and full of facts and figures about the Dam and its construction. We took the guided tour (tip: large bags are not allowed on the tour for security reasons;... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The visitor center is well situation to afford views across the dam and down the face of it we well as across Lake Powell. While the water level is well below what it was the last time we visited some 20 years ago, it is still very pretty to look at. If we had been in town for more than... More

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hampshire
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161 reviews 161 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had not thought I would enjoy a techno visit so much our guide was very informative and you go right inside the dam and a great chance to get good angle photos

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stop of at visitors centre and view the dam good informative information on it's building and of the bridge.

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Kings Lynn
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Excellent visitors centre and wonderful views from Dam. Worth spending an hour here if only for some Photo's

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Ames, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Got to go down to the bottom of the dam and see the inside. Very interesting. Learned how the dam works and why it was built.

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montgomery, tx
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A dam is a dam....but it is worth stopping to look at. Clean area to walk around. The info center was closed when I was there but if you go before 5, you can go in. Interesting facts about the dam are on a large sign. No fee.

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