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Glen Canyon Dam

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Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
+1 928-608-6068
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The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The 45 min tour of the dam and its workings is a definite must if you are in the area. The size of the dam, what it provides and standing on it are something you just need to experience. Easy in and out, cheap and...More

Thank NC_Scooting
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned so much about the amazing construction of this dam. Our tour guide was excellent, and she explained the inner workings of the turbines in a way that was clear and understandable. The tour was 45 minutes long and very interesting. Highly recommend!

Thank Cindy_SunCityWest_AZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see quick experiance when you are in Page, AZ. When visiting we had no idea that this was hear and we really enjoyed it. This was a quick 30min look around and education on the dam.

Thank Clint J
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The visitor center has very good exhibits showing how the dam was built. It explains how the electricity is distributed through out the southwest. You have nice views of the dam from inside the center. There are bathrooms in between the exhibits and the gift...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We were not able to go inside the dam structure because of maintenance but it was still a very informative and interesting tour and it only cost $2.50 We have also taken the Hoover Dam tour and while that structure is impressive, I would choose...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We didn't have time to do the whole dam tour (but oh the dam jokes we made), but we dropped in for just 30 minutes to the visitor center and were glad we did. The center is well-done and offers great views of the dam...More

Thank GNR80
Reviewed April 26, 2017

An engineering feat and impressive manmade structure to see in Page Arizona is the Glen Canyon Dam and Carl Hayden Visitor Centre (free entry). Opening hours 8am to 5pm. Here you can take guided tours of the dam. See website for schedule and reservation details....More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a short stop but worth the stop. We really enjoyed the views on both sides of the road. Take your time and enjoy the walk!

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We stumbled on this by accident and it was a great find. The dam is very impressive and the visitor center was very educational and well laid out. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Arti A
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick visit to Glen Canyon Dam and Visitor Center today en route to Zion NP. Even more impressive than the massive 700'-high dam is the graceful arch bridge immediately downstream! Although dominated by USBR philosophy, the visitor center does a moderately good...More

Thank S M
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johncweiss
Can tickets for the Dam tours be purchased on site? What is the cost and schedule?
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Sherry P | Reviewed this property |
yes...they can. Inexpensive....maybe $5. There was construction going on last fall so you could not go down into dam. Was still a good tour.
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Tanz R
Hi Is Glen Canyon Dam visit free? Can i just walk in and get a view of the dam or do i need to take the tour?
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Mel_elbay | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book any tour, or pay any money to walk on the bridge, look around the Dam and take photos . Just make sure you have a hat, cold water bottle, as the sun is very strong. And enjoy . :-)
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sandtrips76
Hi, which of your room-types contain a mini-fridge?
January 9, 2015|
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Response from Paula H | Reviewed this property |
Which hotel are you looking at? You can call the hotel and ask them for a mini fridge. Sometimes you can get one for free, and sometimes they charge $5 a day. Most of the hotels we stayed at had mini fridges.
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