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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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Great dam tour and great views

We really enjoyed this dam tour and learned a lot. The Visitor Center offers a lot of information and for $4 you can take a 45 minute tour to the bottom of the dam. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this dam tour and learned a lot. The Visitor Center offers a lot of information and for $4 you can take a 45 minute tour to the bottom of the dam. Very worthwhile IMO. Walking across the bridge has some amazing views of the dam and Lake Powell and allows for some very nice pictures as well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The day was rainy so we couldn't hike in the Paris area. So we drove on to Page az. We stopped at the dam visitors center. Beautiful views great museum and very good film on dam construction

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband & I visited Glen Canyon Dam as a part of an organized full day tour of the Page area. It was definitely a worthwhile stop, including some pretty amazing views of the dam/surrounding area as well as an informative visitor center (especially if you are a career engineer). You can walk out on to the bridge that crosses... More 

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The wake down to the view point was in itself fun. A picture back up is a must. The dam itself is awesome. The Colorado River is green, green, while the water in the lake is blue. Great contrast. We really enjoyed this side trip. Don't miss it.

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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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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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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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