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Grand Coulee Dam

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Excellent worth the stop

We toured the outside area and inside visitor center. Did not take the dam tour as did not have... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Very Worthwhile Stop

OK, if you are already this far north of I-90, you really need to go a few extra miles to see this... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Bellingham, Washington
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The dam has a fantastic nightly laser light show during the summer.
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

We toured the outside area and inside visitor center. Did not take the dam tour as did not have the time. The visitor center did a good job of telling about the dam. Very interesting. Majestic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank retired27
Reviewed 17 October 2018

OK, if you are already this far north of I-90, you really need to go a few extra miles to see this dam. It is huge, it is impressive, and it is an important fixture in north central Washington. The visitor's center is wonderful, telling...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

My son and I found this visitor's center to be extremely informative and easy to navigate. The dam itself was incredibly interesting and awesome to view!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We stop at the Grand Coulee Dam every time we drive though this area. The dam is such an impressive sight and a testament to the construction skills of those who built it.. The Visitors Center is large and thorough, highlighting most aspects of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonL120
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Really enjoyed our tour of the Dam, tour was very informative as to the building and use of the dam. Worth the stop if in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 904johni
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Who would guess that someone with little knowledge (or interest) in hydro-electricity generation would have such a fascinating time at the largest dam in North America and the second largest in the world? The free generating plant tour was so much fun! The tour guides...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Although, there isn't much to do in this town once you've seen the dam or the Visitor Center. However, if your looking for hiking trails there are a few nearby with some great views as well as a state park and a national park as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DarkArmyElf
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A massive feat of engineering. The visitor center has a very good explanation of how the dam was built and what they had to go through to get it done. Concrete cures even underwater, but the curing process creates heat which can crack the concrete....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I had the opportunity to go on the last tour of the day. Our guide was very informative and entertaining at the same time. The building of the dam took place during the great depression and provides irrigation far and wide for farmers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Di5151
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My wife and I are both educators and grandparents. The visitor's center at the Grand Coulee Dam is a well designed educational facility for children of all ages. While I was looking at information about the history of the dam, there were children who were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 April 2017|
Response from ResortMan2016 | Reviewed this property |
We are not RVers. We stayed at Sunbanks Lake Resort, Banks Lake, WA which has camping and Villa Rentals. Looking at my Grand Coulee Dam Area Visitors Guide, here are some ideas: Steamboat Rock State Park on Banks Lake... More
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15 July 2016|
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Response from Logan S |
Here's what the Grand Coulee Dam website said: Grand Coulee's laser light show, One River, Many Voices, is held nightly at Grand Coulee Dam starting the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend through September 30. The show lasts... More