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Soda Dam

Address: Jemez Springs, NM
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Type: Dams, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Dams, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This attraction is right on the roadside on Highway 4 (Jemez Mountain Trail). Minerals from the hot springs have accumulated over time to build an interesting and scenic "dam" on the Jemez River. It would be improved by a good sign and some paved parking, but it is definitely worth a quick stop to check it out. No facilities here.

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connecticut
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is right off the main road. Very photogenic. Worth a little drive out of the way since the scenery in the entire area is enjoyable.

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Hamilton Island, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Strong sulfur smell but the falls through the rocks are impressive. Be careful trying to climb up for a better view, slippery.

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Incline Village, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting rock formations right on the road - easy access! You can climb around the area for an up close view.

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Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was a nice, unplanned stop. My boys had a great time climbing on and crossing over the bridge formation. There are little cave like features where they crawled into and climbed on. The stream is beautiful and it's very pretty and peaceful. It is worth the stop.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great little spot to picnic, swim and enjoy. Drive is nice, peaceful, calming. No complaints!! Favorite childhood memory....

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Greensboro, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is worth a stop--especially since you're going to be looking at it anyway as you drive by & it's much safer to stop! This is a land bridge created over a great deal of time by a natural soda spring.

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Tempe, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Crawl up into little cave and see where spring comes out, looks like fish scales where minerals have deposited.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Be sure to see both sides of the dam. Rather unusual feature of a calcium carbonate dam with a fast moving stream.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very cool formation! Stop and take a good look around. Little hot spring at side of road - didn't soak there though :)

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