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Glen Canyon Dam

Page, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Page
Type: Dams
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived after the visitor center closed, but the lot was open, so we were able to park and walk along one side. Port-a-potty was in parking lot, so that was convenient!

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Easier access than the Hoover Dam. Just park your car in front of the visitor center, watch a movie to see why and how the dam was built and book a tour for just $5. You will not only walk on the dam but also go inside to see how everything works.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The museum and tour are very interesting and the guides are very knowledgeable. This is the second time that I have taken the tour and have learned something each time. Well worth the money. The Jr Ranger program here is very good.

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Only worth a stop if you happen to be going this way. The road over the dam offers a nice view towards both the lake and the canyon.

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naples, fl
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53 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Quite a structure and interesting story behind the construction of the dam and the city of Page, Az. We went on top of the dam and took water trips on either side...

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Should spend about 0.5 - 1 hour there to learn about the dam and nature. Sceneries around there are also very beautiful.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Tall Dam, incredible feat of engineering - but there is little else to the sight. I would skip it. The view of Glen Canyon on Scenic View Rd is better.

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Sparta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I walked the dam early in the morning and it was cool staring down into the canyon and the water below. It's a quickie, but free and fun.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Although the water is low and nothing is going over the spillway, the sights are beautiful. The area around the dam, Page and Lake Powell, offer great views.

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Lower Chittering, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You need to go to the Glen Canyon Dam information centre to see just how amazing the construction of the Dam was.

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