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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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An impressive place and if you are visiting Lake Powell / Page you should stop there and take a look. Don't forget to go over the bridge by foot

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An impressive place and if you are visiting Lake Powell / Page you should stop there and take a look. Don't forget to go over the bridge by foot

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hoover Dam is on the borders between two states, Nevada and Arizona. Very big and the view is lovely. It's where they filmed Superman scene, and other movies too. If you are going by car, you can either use the car park located at the visitors center, you'll pay 10 US$. Or, you'll drive further ahead where you can find... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First was told there were no more 1:30 slots then a second look showed 2 people went on earlier tour. I was first told no openings until the last tour at 3:30. Sometimes you get lucky. We were told that the lower dam part of the tour just started two weeks ago. There are 8 turbines and one was disassembled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glen Canyon Dam is aan amazing engineering feat and the the water way of lake Powell a strikingly beautiful area.The views from the dam and the overlook are excellent.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dam & the visitors center are well worth a visit. But please, when you go, question whether the dam should have ever been built, think about the myriad shortcomings of theColorado Compact that allocates water (& more water than usually flows annually) to the states on the River, and imagine how beautiful the (submerged) hundreds of miles of Glen... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not planning to visit this place. But as we went by, we saw all the cars so decided to go have a look. Spectacular deep vieuws. Do not be afraid of heights.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent three days on visits around the dam, starting at the Carl Hayden visitor center watching the three movies, taking the dam tour, next day doing the Lake Powell boat tour and visiting the dam on the lake side and viewing from the water. Third day we took a float boat trip and that started at the very base of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little tour. The gentleman who gave us the tour had worked there most of his life as an engineer. You can only tour the top of the dam due to construction of the elevator. Some interesting films also. Good place to stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Went with our grandchildren. We all enjoyed it and it is a nice quick break in our travel from Utah to the Grand Canyon. We really enjoyed the movie. If you're ready for a break make this one of your stops. It's just outside of Page, AZ.

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Brigham City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 

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