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Dewey Short Visitors Center

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Address: 4500 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616-7901
Phone Number: 501-340-1943
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We went to this site, before 9/11, and as Canadians we were allowed to go view the turbines site, but after 9/11, you can only view this area, as a US citizen!!!! We are senior... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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haliburton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to this site, before 9/11, and as Canadians we were allowed to go view the turbines site, but after 9/11, you can only view this area, as a US citizen!!!! We are senior citizens, and we are definately not the type of people you need to watch out for to do any destruction to these sites.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This visitor's center has so much to see including a great movie about the construction of Table Rock Dam in the '50's The exhibit takes you way back through the ice age to present time with 2 floors of exhibits. Wheel chair accessible.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is fairly new Visitors Center and it is GORGEOUS!! Lots of windows, relaxing, a nice room to watch movies and the stall in the bathrooms are big enough to change clothes in, if you need to!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not too knowledgable of how dams are constructed but the exhibit was helpful. Watch the short film while you're there.

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Thank Kygirl56
tmhtogo1
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

nice little stop with lots of information of Branson and the dam that was built. It wasn't what I thought and I actually think it is worth the stop.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop if you want to learn about the building of the dam and creation of the lake. Be sure and see the short movie.

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Thank Carol S
Park Hills, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty cool place to look at the water and relax but could use a few things. Like a snack area or a hands on touch for kids they did have poop and furs but like a kids area where they stick there hands in boxes and guess what it is

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location on the waterfront and very nice displays and info. Especially enjoyed the old-style TV set used as part of one display about the dam.

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Thank Judy19
Munith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to stop and see the dam from a different perspective and to see a video and stills of how the dam was built and how it produces power.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! Very educational with lots of informative exhibits and lots of hands on activities. Great views of the lake and dam too. A great FREE activity.

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