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Glen Canyon Dam

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Address: , Tonalea Coconino County, AZ
Phone Number: 928-608-6068
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Nice view along the way

The view of the dam is very nice but if you are headed to the Hoover dam I wouldn't spend much time here. There is a nice viewpoint off the road but not sure it's worth it to walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The view of the dam is very nice but if you are headed to the Hoover dam I wouldn't spend much time here. There is a nice viewpoint off the road but not sure it's worth it to walk all the way down. You can pretty much see from the turnoff.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The dam was impressive enough, but the whole experience with lake Powel, the boat tour and the nearby hiking was breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great little tour and only $5 per person. You get to go out onto the Dam and down to the powerhouse. Got a great picture of the gorge and bridge from the top of the dam. Worth your time

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We popped in here after driving from Bryce canyon towards lake Powell. The other half wanted to look at the dam, but it was too dam hot ;) The visitor centre was a great option because from this lovely airconditioned information centre you not only get a really good view of the outside structure you get lots of information about... More 

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Rio Rancho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The visitor center offers tour of the dam which is quite informative. There is also a video about the construction of the dam and several displays and a gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed walking around the dam and especially watching the movie of its construction. Signed up for the tour but it was cancelled due to lightning in the area. Glad they're concerned for our safety.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A smaller version of Hoover Dam, but it's worth the time for a stop to see the museum and take the 45-minute tour down into the dam. Really interesting engineering and while the museum is small, there is a great overlook of the dam, Lake Powell and the bridge. There is a small movie theater that plays three different movies,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Absolutely one of the highlights of our trip to Page. While not quite as big and grand as the Hoover Dam, the tour of Glen Canyon Dam was much better in our opinion. Our group was small and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They recommend you reserve your tour ahead of time, but here's a tip… Put your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Even if you had not planned to stop here, you should consider it. It is free to look around the museum and out at the dam. It costs a few bucks for an optional tour inside the dam. We spent a half hour until my wife and daughter were done, which was just enough time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We saw the hoover dam already so we just went there to pass some time before we headed to our Antelope Canyon tour. Its an impressive building but nothing special if you do not have enouth time spent it at the Antelope Canyon and the horseshoe bend 😉

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