A visit to the Glen Canyon Dam is a memorable experience. Located just outside of the town of Page in Arizona, construction of the dam began in 1956 and continued until completion in 1966.
An official tour of the dam is the best way to enjoy it fully. Tours are free and begin at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, situated above the lake and power plant. Bring the whole family along and turn your vacation into a fun and interesting educational experience that includes video and photos of the construction process and the history of the dam, as well as artifacts from local Native American tribes.
Schedule a couple of hours for the excursion, which begins at the crest of the dam above the Colorado River, and continues into the inside of the dam. This is the best part of the whole tour, as you get to take an elevator 528 feet down. The tour includes a gallery visit where visitors get to see the digital counter that keeps track of all the money being collected from the sale of power from the facility.
No handbags or cameras are permitted on the tour, but you are allowed to take pictures of the dam outside before the tour commences.