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Grand Coulee Dam

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Address: Coulee Dam, WA
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The dam has a fantastic nightly laser light show during the summer.

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One of the largest concrete structures in the world

We made an off season visit to the dam and were able to visit the interpretive center. Tours of the dam start April 1. Interpretive center has free interactive exhibits.

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Anacortes, Washington
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Anacortes, Washington
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We made an off season visit to the dam and were able to visit the interpretive center. Tours of the dam start April 1. Interpretive center has free interactive exhibits.

3 Thank ResortMan2016
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I had the privilege of working on the dam just recently. I wouldn't have previously thought of this as a vacation destination, but I just may return for fun.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

The laser light show plays in the summer months, but in the winter, the snow and ice makes everything look more magical. The visitor center has informative and interesting displays with several interactive activities for children and adults!

2 Thank 911rebecca101
Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our family began its relationship with Grand Coulee Dam by simply stopping one day on the way to Spokane. The facilities are top-notch, clean and spacious. And while you're waiting for the rest of crew, you can browse the many interactive displays concerning the history of dam, its construction as well as it's current operation. The staff is very friendly... More 

1 Thank bretth938
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We could only visit for a very short time (30 minutes), but it was worth even that short stay!! It would have been worth a good 30 minutes more and even longer if you had time for a picnic at the base of the dam! Loved the Woody Guthrie music and Roosevelt history.

1 Thank scatteredlife
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dam and the area around about what you would expect - it was tricky accessing the Visitor Centre (better signs needed) but worth the effort - it's not huge but there are plenty of interesting exhibits

2 Thank Neil C
Little River
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We drove to Grand Coulee Dam from Coeur D'Alene. It was a pretty drive. Dam's visitor center offered lots of interesting information. And there is a nice park below for picture taking or picnicing. We chose not to take the tour. There is nothing much else there for a town or other things to see.

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cheshire UK
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Night light show a bit dated but free and museum/visitors centre next to. Fun fact I took away from visit: the amount of concrete used in the dams construction is enough to build a concrete sidewalk around the earth! Lovely drive there, amazing landscape

1 Thank ststephens97
Hiram, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is amazing!! Take the FREE tour. It will take you over the Dam and walk on top. There is a FREE Laser Nite Show every day on the water. It is 35 min. long. Visitors Ctr. is fantastic with many shows daily. Worth the stop!!!

2 Thank Joyrak
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The tour of Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River is very educational. The dam was originally built in the 1930's. The Dam was originally charged to be a source of water for irrigating the desert in central Washington. However with the advent of WW-II, the sole purpose of the dam was converted to be a hydro-electric facility to provide... More 

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