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Kerr Dam

Flathead River, Polson, MT
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Polson
Type: Dams
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Beaumont, Texas
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9 reviews 9 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
86 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
14 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love to see nature harnessed for power and I like a good hike. So in my trip to the area was glad to hear I could have both and with great views.

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Boulder, Colorado
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162 reviews 162 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The trail down to the viewing area is steep. Most of it is made up of wooden steps with benches along the way. But once you get there the view is worth it. Looking towards the Mission Mountains looming above and behind the river is a great photo opportunity. The roar of the water going over the damn is impressive.

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