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Glen Canyon Dam

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Address: Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
Phone Number: 928-608-6068
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.

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Dam's are ALWAYS cool!

Last day of our week long road trip, we stayed in Page the night before just so that we could do the dam tour. They are under construction/ remodel at the Visitors center right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Linda F
Brigham City, Utah, United States
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Brigham City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last day of our week long road trip, we stayed in Page the night before just so that we could do the dam tour. They are under construction/ remodel at the Visitors center right now so only the 1/2 tour was offered, but the young lady Rachael, who was our tour guide was really good, very informed, and knowledgeable. It... More 

Thank Linda F
Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view of the dam and bridge is awesome. They have a clean bathroom, and the air conditioning is very nice, especially in the summer heat. We didn't have time for the dam tour, but we watched short movie on the building of the dam. You can walk the rim of the dam; Glen Canyon Dam is a smaller version... More 

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New Orleans,Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me: Hey kids check this out. It's an actual Dam. Kids: Whatever Me: Look at the reservoir. Isn't it amazing? Kids: Is there a gift shop Me: There's a tour Oldest Kid: I don't want to take a dam tour. Me: What? (muffled laughter) Oldest Kid: I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A DAM TOUR! Me: Laughing like the imature lunatic... More 

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Eagle Pass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guide of 80 plus years was great. He knew everything about the dam and offered so much insights and personal touches to his stories about the dam, the construction, the costs and the return on investment. It kept adults and teenagers entertained. Would highly recommend this tour for some great pics and to learn a little about history.

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Tukwila, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time seeing a dam so close and personal. It so incredible!!! Go to the visitors center and right at the back of the building you'll get a better view of the Glen Canyon Dam and some parts of Lake Powell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We took a lake cruise of Lake Powell from Wahweap Marina. It was a pleasant quiet trip through the canyon and around the Lake. The views were spectacular. Headphones are provided for a commentary. If you are bothered by the smell of diesel fuel don't stay inside...go to the front deck outside. The view is much better outside...you really can't... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This was a nice view and the center above the canyon was very informative. I would visit this attraction again.

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The visitor centre provides a large exhibition of the dam and it's construction and also a large amount of information about the whole Colorado River water management scheme. For a nominal fee you can take a guided tour down onto the dam and into the plant rooms.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

For $5 you can get a 45 minute tour of the dam which is really interesting. The elevator is being replaced at the moment, so we only saw the upper part on our tour, but still really interesting nonetheless. Definitely worth a visit if you've got the time, great value for the price.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a good place to take a break from driving and have a view of part of Lake Powell. There is a visitors center with bathrooms, a video, and a balcony to stand out on. They also give tours of the dam.

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