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Glen Canyon Dam

Tonalea Coconino County, AZ
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Any construction of this scale deserves some attention. Stopping Colorado river is not an easy task and an effort of this magnitude is worth a visit. It's big and impressive and running, well, like a well oiled machine. But it doesn't have some drama or legend behind it, so in that sense it's "just another dam". So it's a great... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Note that you also get a great view of the dam and the canyon from the view point at the Page; just continue on 89 south towards Page after the visitor center and you'll see it. This view point is right next to 89. It's free and need a minute or two walk down the stairs for the view point.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Horseshoe Bend and glad we did. The views are awesome and the visitor center is really nice, friendly folks that work there and a gentleman that gave us some good information about the area. Not sure how often they let the water thru but while we were there we got to see this... More 

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Bedfordshire, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We did the tour and it was well worth the money but more so was the fact that it's not everywhere you can go see a dam and it's internals. It was a really interesting tour and our guide was very knowledgeable having grown up in the area. The Visitor Centre also has a wealth of information. If you visit... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went in July 2009. It is less crowded than Hoover Dam, so you can take your time and explore the place and look at the Dam slowly. Love the views, it is really grand. We took our own sweet time to walk around the visitor center and look at the Dam.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stopped for a better look at the dam and the lake behind it. Very nice visitor center. with great views. We didn't do the dam tour but I'm sure it would have been very good, we just didn't have the time that day to do it.

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stopped and did a quick tour through the visitors center. Didn't have time for the tour - although would have loved to do this! Very interesting dam! Right off the highway, easy access and very clean facilities!

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Ellisville, Missouri
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The visitor center has a lot of information about how the dam was constructed and shows short videos that are very interesting. The guided tour of the dam is very interesting. Our guide was a young woman that grew up in the area and she was very knowledgeable on construction and operation. Have to take the tour if you visit... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stopped at both Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon Dam and in my opinion, Glen Canyon was much better. The two dams were built in a similar manner and almost look identical. Both have an arched girder bridge in front of them and both generate power. However, Hoover Dam is the older of the two and more famous. But, Glen... More 

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Wilmington, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had no trouble getting into a mid-Oct Saturday morning tour without reservations, but the visitor center was hopping, and our tour did fill up. Visitors Center is a nice facility -- some interesting exhibits, a well-stocked shop, and they continually run movies about the construction of the dam -- maybe 20 minutes long? -- that are really interesting to... More 

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