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Grand Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam, WA
+1 509-633-9265
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Too much wasted time around a short tour

If this is the first dam you visit and you have plenty of time then go for the tour. But be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, Canada
Very interesting, worth a visit

Having been to the Hoover Dam we were keen to visit the Grand Coulee Dam. Quite a drive out but... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The dam has a fantastic nightly laser light show during the summer.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“free tour” (18 reviews)
Coulee Dam, WA
Coulee Dam, WA
+1 509-633-9265
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If this is the first dam you visit and you have plenty of time then go for the tour. But be prepared to spend the majority of your time waiting, being security checked and driven from one side through the town to the other side...More

Thank abceschweitzer
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Having been to the Hoover Dam we were keen to visit the Grand Coulee Dam. Quite a drive out but worth it, there is plenty of parking with fantastic views out over the dam. The visitor center is well worth a walk around with lots...More

Thank TessPiggo
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I took the tour of the Grand Coulee dam with my husband but wouldn't recommend it. Too much time is taken up with security searches and lectures, with struggling into and out of the vans without proper doors for the number of rows of seats,...More

1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This review is just for the dam tour: Most of the time you spend being security checked, being driven in a van all the way back to starting place near the visitor center and back, and waiting. In case you have been at the visitor...More

Thank Rudolf F
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

the Dam is an amazing site to see, we visited in the off season so didn't get to see the light show. definitely visit the visitors center and learn how and why the dam was created. it is helping Washington in many different ways.

Thank karlee_sos
Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you're in the area you should not miss this spectacle. A gargantuan engineering feat. An amazing accomplishment that could not have happened without Franklin D. Roosevelt and the W.P.A. The project provided jobs during the depression, power to the Northwest and beyond, and irrigation...More

Thank Iyamapirate
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went to the visitor's center where they directed us to the tour which was only a short drive away. For everyone's safety we were required to go through screening. The tour was free, educational, and informative.

Thank NewMexicoGrammer
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great engineering feat! I went with my husband knowing that he would find it very interesting, But I found it interesting as well, the staff were great, we went on an hour tour to the facility. They took us through the town first, through the...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Until you visit you cannot imagine how big this place is. There is plenty to do at the visitor's center to include a free guided tour of the power plant.

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very educational with the tour and interpretive center, my 10 year granddaughter really enjoyed all the interactive displays. The laser show on the dam at the end was the icing on the cake. and the best thing is that it's all free,

Thank Steven T
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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
Doug P
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