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Kerr Dam

Flathead River, Polson, MT
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Polson
Type: Dams, Outdoors
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Type: Dams, Outdoors

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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
42 helpful votes 42 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
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

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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14 reviews 14 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

But so worth the view! This is a beautiful dam and river view - clear water - gorgeous falls! I am so glad we went!

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Thornton, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Take the road to the scenic overlook - the dam was built in 1938 and is bigger than Niagara Falls! You can also go to downstream from the dam and go rafting.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were told you have to go to the dam to take the overlook walk, not true, just follow signs to Kerr Dam Overlook. There is no overlook from the parking area, you will find the trail and just keep walking down, you haven't reached the end until you can see the dam in front of you. Plenty of parking,... More 

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