Pensacola Dam
Pensacola Dam
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James H
Liberty, MO241 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is one of the few dams where you can still tour it. Tours are offered on the hour during the summer. The tour begins with a short video. Then, you receive an escorted tour of the outside and inside of the dam. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Seeing how huge the turbines were and how much electrical power they generated was awe inspiring.
Written September 6, 2018
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Friendship53
Friendship, MD17 contributions
Aug 2017
We've never visited a dam before. Our tour guide was Roy. He was very knowledgeable and we learned that because of security reasons, very few dams in the United States offer tours to the general public any longer. We went down inside the dam and got to see the 6 generators in operation. Earplugs are provided because of the noise. We learned about the history of the dam and lots of great info about Grand Lake. Very enjoyable and it was free!!
Written August 21, 2017
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Pam M
32 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
The Pensacola dam is the world's largest multiple Arch Dam. It is located between Langley and Disney Oklahoma. It has a breathtaking view from both sides. Below the dam you will find to state parks the golf course and many areas for fishing on the Grand River. Beautiful old trees and picnic areas can be utilized free while you are watching the peaceful existence of the wildlife present daily. I believe there are tours available to go down below the dam to see some of the inner workings of the electric generation. You should check this out!
Written September 16, 2016
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sweetland66
Hinton, OK6 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Another dam to see on the way past this tiny town with not much to do. Good as dams go but not a destination at all.
Written July 4, 2017
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Sastauffer
Golden, CO42 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
I go on this tour every time I'm out here and love it. I remember when the tours started in a small building and you had to stand in the parking lot. Now they have built a new large building that you can actually walk through and you can see a lot of pictures from when they first started building to when it was finished. You first start out with a short movie and then take a tour of the building where all of the machines are. It is very loud and very hot! The best part is that you get to ride in the original elevator that was used. If you are looking for a great history lesson or just wanting to learn something new then take this tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and can answer any question you have. Also the tour is free!!! So you have nothing to lose but a lot of knowledge to gain!
Written September 7, 2016
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WoCo-Krawlers
Yates Center, KS5 contributions
Mar 2016
GRDA did a great job of preparing the trails after the flood. It was easy to navigate. The trails could use relabeling.
Written March 22, 2016
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Meri C
Ketchum, OK30 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
Grand Lake is a spectacular place to be and I am lucky to call it Home Sweet Home Oklahoma. Grand Lake o' the Cherokee is a gorgeous lake in NE Oklahoma, the lake and Pensacola Dam celebrated its 75th Birthday on August 7, 2015. The Dam is 1 and a quarter mile long, making it the longest multi-arched dam in the (world) U.S. Tours of the dam are offered daily from 9:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. from Memorial day through Labor day. Must show ID to take the free tour (allow about 1 hour to 2 hours) It is time well spent and educational. A special thanks to the guides and GRDA for jobs well done.
Written August 14, 2015
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Linn R
Joplin25 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
This is a really fantastic place to visit.... If you fish it's even better.... if you 4-wheel, it's better still or if you just like to walk and hike..... this place has it all..... photographers mecca for sure. Nature, people, interesting situations, great trails (don't get run over by a horse or 4-wheeler).
Written January 10, 2014
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Shari H
South Gate, CA37 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
If you're in the area, you can tour the dam for free. Call ahead for times because we barely made it for the last tour at 3:30. It's pretty cool and interesting. It gets really hot on the tour and you have some step climbing.
Written August 20, 2013
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jimc1942
Tulsa, OK3 contributions
Feb 2020
The eagles were there, we saw a total of eight below the dam. The area of Eagle Pass was particularly good as we saw four eagles in one tree.
Written February 24, 2020
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