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“good visitor centre and views to boot” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam
Tonalea Coconino County, AZ
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Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell and...
Type: Dams, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
Penarth, United Kingdom
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“good visitor centre and views to boot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

this is really good and the centre is well kitted out. You can do a tour but the views are great anyway. Much better than the Hoover Dam experience!

Visited August 2013
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“Cheap and worth spending an hour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This guided tour takes you out onto the dam itself where your tour guide gives you a very informative speak throughout. You also get to take the elevator down inside the dam. Interesting hour well spent and only cost $5 each, cheap! Great way to escape the heat in August.

Visited August 2013
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“Interesting, but not worth the almost 600- plus tip we spent to go on the motorized raft (we did not realize it was going to be ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We did many activities on our 4 state road trip out west covering many activities - I think this one is fine and interesting, just not worth the 600- we spent to do it.
It was also freezing on the Dam on the raft and it would have been helpful if adventure company would have told us to bring warm clothing on the raft even though it was August

Visited August 2013
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Houston, TX
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“Dam it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Glen Canyon Dam commands respect much like all other man-made structures built to interact with nature. It's an engineering marvel and a testament to man's ingenuity to be able to control such a formidable force as water. My advice is to get out of your car and walk along the bridge that spans the Colorado river. There are cut-outs in the chain-link fence that allow you to take unobstructed photographs of the dam.

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“Excellent tour guide. Pleasant and informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We enjoyed our tour of Glen Canyon Dam. Our guide, Courtney, was friendly while staying professional. My family was full of ques

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