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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT

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Worth the drive and the walk for beauty!

The Kerr Dam was completed in 1938 and dams the Flathead River a few miles below Flathead Lake southwest of Polson, Montana. Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater body of water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Columbia Falls, Montana, United States
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Columbia Falls, Montana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Kerr Dam was completed in 1938 and dams the Flathead River a few miles below Flathead Lake southwest of Polson, Montana. Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater body of water west of the Mississippi River in the United States. The Flathead River is very beautiful both above and below the dam. In periods of the year when the road... More 

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Polson, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a free, can't miss stop on your visit to Polson. Try to go during spring or early summer for the best viewing.

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Ronan, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Well I've forgotten how many steps it is from the top of the stair way to the lowest observation platform, but it is well over 200. The view is worth the effort - you won't be disappointed - so long as you bring your camera.

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Tacoma, Wa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It was 355 steps down and 355 up, but so worth the walk. Beautiful photo opportunity, and interesting facts posted on the signs!

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Guilford, Indiana
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The area around the dam is very quite and peaceful. Quite a few steps involved to get down to the viewing area. We saw a beautiful Peregrine Falcon while there. The surface of the water was like glass. Beautiful place.

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Beaumont, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dam is located about 7 miles out of Polson. You have to climb a bunch (I think about 300) wood steps to get to it but it is an easy climb.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
86 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Kerr Dam Overlook and Vista Point Trail is a few miles southwest of Polson, but worth the drive. Our GPS took us right to it. We counted 369 steps each way! Beautiful views!

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Tacoma, Washington, Usa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

In August there wasn't much water going over the dam, but the view of the lake and the canyon were amazing! Don't miss it.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is an unusual attraction , but an interesting and well kept. The view is great and landscape is beautiful. A nice out of the way place so no crowds. Good for families or small groups. Couples seem to like it Also! Shows the awesome power of nature when tamed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
15 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. They say it is higher than Niagra Falls. Not sure about that, but a beautiful view that you have to see.

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