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Kentucky Dam

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Good stop!

We were on our way back from land between the lakes and stopped by, we are glad we did. We watched... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackson, Kentucky
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Awesome Engineering feat

I was so fascinated with the sluice gates; the water on one side was about 9 or 10 feet higher that... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
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22 miles upstream from the confluence of the Tennessee River with the Ohio, Paducah, KY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way back from land between the lakes and stopped by, we are glad we did. We watched fisherman fish the dam , seagulls and cranes fly all over and scoop up fish. We went in the visitors center and our 7...More

Thank thudson84
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I was so fascinated with the sluice gates; the water on one side was about 9 or 10 feet higher that the other side; it was amazing watching the water coming through the sluice gates. The size of the river and the volume of water...More

1  Thank CSam2017
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Truly an engineering feat. Easy access from the highway, plenty of parking. Great experience for the engineer in the family.

Thank larryb1340
Reviewed June 6, 2018

This was an unplanned stop. Who wants to see a dam? Ended up being very interesting. There were people fishing and a very informative visitor center with great hosts! Entertained a 9 year old girl, a 27 year old female and me (60plus - who's...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed May 13, 2018

There is a small visitor center, and walkways, and a balcony to watch folks fish for asian carp (we heard all about it from the volunteer) . Good stories about the dam itself and life in the area. Oh yeah, and it is really impressive...More

3  Thank RichGTraveling
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

...wonderful people who worked for TVA - many on these hydro-electric facilities. All are knowledgeable, proud of their contribution to the economy of the region. Each time we have visited, there have been at least two volunteers there and they shared wonderful stories of their...More

1  Thank BethanyLeah
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

As a youngster my family would visit Kentucky Lake for some Sunday's and Holiday outings! In seeing this, it is quite wonderful to make a delightful return to the area and take in the ingenuity of the work required to build this amazing dam! Quite...More

2  Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The water was too high for us to pass through at our appointed time. We missed our other stops because of this. However, when we did go through the dam it was interesting, quick, and we enjoyed it.

2  Thank jseash
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Good place to visit for a couple of hours if you're interested in how the water power of the Tennessee River was harnessed and controlled. Interseting visitor centre with knowledgeable staff. Look out for the bird life on the banks below the balconies.

1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This place is very nice. There are lots of things to do in the summer. We found ourselves birdwatching on a lazy afternoon.

1  Thank KChis
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June 6, 2018|
Response from BethanyLeah | Reviewed this property |
Only the Visitors Center but that is lovely and the people there are very knowledgeable.