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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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Great, educational, incredible views!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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 

Thank Weemango
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were travelling between Zion National Park and Monument Valley as part of a tour and stopped off to stretch our legs and admire the view... and wow what a view! If you walk along the bridge, there are gaps in the fencing to allow photos down into the Dam itself and the bridge is impressive in it's own right.... More 

Thank GeordieLass76
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you have never been to a Dam before, it's worth the trip. It also offer's spectacular views of how Lake Powell was formed by creating this Dam. We did not go down on the actual Dam because pets were not allowed. But we got to see everything else.

Thank David H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The tour of glen Canyon dam was better than the tour at Hoover dam. I'm a dam fanatic, so this was an absolute must see for me. I have been to Hoover dam also. I actually enjoyed glen Canyon dam more. They take you down into the dam and powerhouse. The turbines are MASSIVE. This would be a great activity... More 

Thank Phil B
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you're just driving through and don't know exactly when you'll get to the dam, it is hard to plan for the tour (which you can book on-line). Unfortunately, the tours were full when we arrive, so we were limited to walking through the visitor center (which is partially closed while it is being refurbished), and across the bridge to... More 

Thank Charlie_Hotlanta

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