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Glen Canyon Dam

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

The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.

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Amazing structure, very well presented visitor center

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.

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Arti A
Brisbane, Australia
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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Portland, Oregon
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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 job of providing the historical context for this large project. It's worth a stop. We... More 

Thank S M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The dam itself is a great feat of engineering which created one of the most spectacular waterways anywhere. lake Powell is a magnificent place for scenery and cannot be bettered.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Dam tour! $5 and about an hour. Very informational... great photo opportunities.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We hadn't planned on this but we're there so took in the tour. So glad we did , for $15 for a family of 4, it represents outstanding value , at one tenth of the cost at Hoover dam. Very informative, simply a must do if passing through Page, az.

Thank Tony W
Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016

A three in one; nice views of the Lake, Highway 89 Bridge and the massive concrete dam. 45 minute guided tour to the lower turbine stations, give you different perspectives of this engineering marvel. Nice visitor center and facilities. Not a show stopper, but if you can budget in 2 hours, well worth it. Also illuminated at night, for some... More 

Thank Frederick G
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Very nice tour with very experienced tour guides. Learn about the building of the dam and the bridge and how it is critical for water, power and outdoor activities.

Thank Bruce B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

This tour was very interesting. Great view from the top of the dam. Our guide was an electric engineer and had worked at the dam since the late 60s. Interesting to learn from him. This is just a great tour!

Thank James M
Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

Whilst staying in Page on a road trip of America, we were told about Lake Powell and Glen Dam, and decided to visit, it is easy to drive too, you will only need ordinary outside clothing and footwear, although carrying water would be wise during the summer. When the dam was formed Lake Powell was created behind it, this itself... More 

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