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Address: Tonalea Coconino County, AZ
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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We did a float trip down the Colorado River We were lucky enough to snag a spot on one of the tours of the Glen Canyon Dam before the float trip. On tour they take you down to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We did a float trip down the Colorado River We were lucky enough to snag a spot on one of the tours of the Glen Canyon Dam before the float trip. On tour they take you down to the turbines that make electric and though the bowels of the dam. It is such a man made marvel this tour should... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great topographical map and talk from staff. Panoramic view of dam, lake, spillway and bridge. Interesting and informative exhibits. Good recommendations on what and how to see area attractions.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the perfect and AFFORDABLE tour of a dam we were looking for! It was only $15 for our family of 4 for an hour tour. It has all of the same information and glory of the Hoover Dam, but at a family-friendly price! It is only 16 feet shorter than the Hoover Dam! It was easy to park... More 

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Upland, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You don't realize how big the dam is and what an engineering feat is was to build until you take the tour. The guide was excellent. There are good photo ops along the tour. Outside of the visitor center (along the parking area and along the bridge over the Colorado River) are great views of the dam, lake and river;... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The visitor center gives you as much information as some smaller mediums. Interesting. They offered a tour of the dam.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited this facility twice in the time that we were there, both times it was quite busy and the second time we paid for the five dollar tour of the workings of the Dam....it takes about 40 minutes, guided an electrical engineer at the time for his whole career and had retired as a tour guide for the last... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We dropped in at the Carl Hayden visitor centre. It has a huge exhibit of the dam which was great for the kids. A gift shop to pick up souvenirs, a clean restroom and offered an expansive view of the Glen Canyon dam and Lake Powell. Comparing to Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon is much more accessible and easy to get... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is similar to all other dams. But it is much easier to walk in and take the tour. However you cannot just walk on the dam like Hoover dam. You have to take the tour to walk on the dam. There are many view points to view the dam. Tips: Take the tour - it is only $5. Go... More 

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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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San Diego, California
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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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