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Glen Canyon Dam

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Address: Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
Phone Number: 928-608-6068

The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.

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Glen Canyon Dam Cruise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank WestfieldJackieP
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Love P
Ilford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Steve R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
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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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We stopped to look at the Dam and we took a walk on the bridge. The view is great. When we were on the bridge we could feel the vibration when a vehicle drove over it. We did not go inside. There is a large parking lot up front and in the back. The back parking lot offers large vehicle/camper... More 

Thank Uniquely Y
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stopped here in the huge parking lot with plenty of room for our Class C RV and tow (40 feet) to have some lunch. There are nice views of the dam from the lot as well as from the visitor center. You’ll need to walk around to the front of the building to get to the entrance.

Thank Bonnie B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A very nice view. In the end still just a dam, but very nice people willing to answer any question you may have. You get a little better since of how big lake Powell versus the lake at hover dam from the top of the dam

Thank Ryan S
hampden, maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Glen Canyon Dam is a powerful structure and is very well organized. We took a tour which gave us introduction and walk through of this impressive structure. Of course I wanted to understand how it works, etc, and the first run through with the guide was great but given I am not technical, I lost some of it. So we... More 

Thank leebill04
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Huge, an engineering marvel, destructive of nature and archeology, but probably necessary for our energy needs and hunger. They say it was needed for flood control too but then we hear it has become a threat to the sand bars and plant life that depended upon seasonal floods so that scheduled flood-like releases now simulate high water run off. So,... More 

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