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Glen Canyon Dam

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Address: Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
Phone Number: 928-608-6068
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The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.

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Definitely worth a stop

I would definitely stop and walk out on the bridge. The visitors center is quite large. Even if you aren't in to visitors center, this one is still worth visiting, not only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would definitely stop and walk out on the bridge. The visitors center is quite large. Even if you aren't in to visitors center, this one is still worth visiting, not only because of the bathroom, but because it has a great view of the dam and the bridge from inside. Walking out onto the bridge feels really safe. There... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back from the Grand Canyon. It was fun and informative. My daughter love the Jr. Ranger Program and was able to obtain badges for Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge. We took the tour, other than the elevator being broken that went all the way down, it was fun and informative.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Staff at the facility are very helpful and accommodating. Lots of interesting photos and information. The tour was outstanding. My son loved the trip.

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Northern Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We spent a little time here, loved the scenery around the dam . The Dam itself is a wonder of construction and creates a beautiful lake . There is rafting on the river below the dam , great fun , no major rapids, so always feel safe . There are tour available of the dam for a nominal fee ,... More 

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Kemptville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We attended this tour and it was a delight. The tour hosts were very friendly and informative. They were very engaging with all the persons on the tour and were able to answer our questions. It was well paced and I would highly recommend it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We didn't do a tour of the dam (other than briefly strolling through the gift shop), but we walked out onto the bridge to get pictures of the dam, and went down what my memory wants to call Scenic Road (on the Page side) where there are great photo spots both of the dam and looking the other way. Got... More 

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This dam is so pretty and so easy to get into. The blue water that the dam holds back is so pretty and the dam is so awesome. When you go inside the visitor center and look closely at the dam you can't imagine how large that it is. There is also the history of the dam to see and... More 

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Hubbard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The visitor center is very nice. Check out the schedule for tours. Views are wonderful. If in Page, you gotta stop.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

As I drove south on Hwy. 89, I entered some massive rock formations on either side of the road, and then I was on the bridge atop the Glen Canyon Dam. Lake Powell was off to the left and the water level was really way down. My husband, son, grandson and great grandson had rented a houseboat on Lake Powell... More 

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Newport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We were in Page with some time. The dam looked interesting and we reserved a tour. They can fill up early. Price was low and we enjoyed the tour.

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