During our recent travels, we enjoyed visiting the Glen Dam Visitor Center on the shores of Lake Powell in northern Arizona. The center is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in the history and engineering of dams and hydroelectric power.
The Glen Dam Visitor Center offers a wide range of exhibits and educational displays about the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, which created Lake Powell in the 1960s. The dam is an impressive structure, standing 710 feet (216 meters) tall and 1,560 feet (475 meters) long. It's one of the largest concrete dams in the world, and its construction required the relocation of several Native American communities in the area.
At the visitor center, we learned about the history of the dam's construction, as well as its ongoing role in providing hydroelectric power to the surrounding region. There were interactive exhibits that helped us understand the science behind hydroelectric power and the mechanics of how the dam works.
The visitor center also has a gift shop and a café, where you can grab a bite or pick up a souvenir to remember your visit.