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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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14 reviews 14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Budapest, Hungary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When we arrived Page from south around sunset we stopped right in front of the dam to take a quick look. It is easy to park there and just a 1-2minute walk. It worth to stop there even for 5 minutes. Definitely stop here and do not miss this modern wonder. The next day we drove through the Scenic View... More

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We also watched their short movies - I had expected them to be boring but turned out to be quite the contrary. The building of this dam was an amazing achievement. Very interesting. Views from the dam are spectacular.

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Oceanside, California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited the Glen Canyon Dam after I visited the Dam plaza and the Dam restaurant and bar. All was amazing!

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Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As impressive and massive as Dams go, not as big as others, but well worth seeing! We got to ride into the 2 mile access tunnel, not open to the general public. This dam is structured under water as well as over. The metal bridge above crosses to the Utah side (access to other marinas). From the lower side of... More

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