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Educational and unique experience

This is one of the few dams where you can still tour it. Tours are offered on the hour during the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
James H
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Liberty, Missouri, United States
Scored unexpected private tour...awesome

We arrived to the museum and were told the video was taken by a visitor so we could not watch it... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Carla K
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Pensacola dam is the world's largest multiple Arch Dam. It is located between Langley and Disney Oklahoma. It has a breathtaking view from both sides. Below the dam you will find to state parks the golf course and many areas for fishing on the Grand River. Beautiful old trees and picnic areas can be utilized free while you are watching the peaceful existence of the wildlife present daily. I believe there are tours available to go down below the dam to see some of the inner workings of the electric generation. You should check this out!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I go on this tour every time I'm out here and love it. I remember when the tours started in a small building and you had to stand in the parking lot. Now they have built a new large building that you can actually walk through and you can see a lot of pictures from when they first started building to when it was finished. You first start out with a short movie and then take a tour of the building where all of the machines are. It is very loud and very hot! The best part is that you get to ride in the original elevator that was used. If you are looking for a great history lesson or just wanting to learn something new then take this tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and can answer any question you have. Also the tour is free!!! So you have nothing to lose but a lot of knowledge to gain!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our trip and it was very interesting to see the longest arch Sam in the world. Will make a trip back in the fall to check it out again.

Thank markpirtle
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

It has been a couple of years since I have visited here, but I am sure that not much as changed because it has been there since 1940 and was part the WPA Roosevelt's way of putting people back to work by building infrastructure to control flooding and for power, water, and recreation for the future.
Times were different before OSHA 13 men died during the construction of the dam. I guess it was worth the risk to earn a $1 an hour during the depression.
It is kind of erie climbing down inside the dam's walls knowing that tons of water on the other side of the concrete. The dam's top was 150 feet above the bottom of the river.

Thank Craigseu
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a free tour that lasts about 45 minutes. Starts with a short film and then a tour of the dam and the power generation that comes from it. The tour guide was a young woman and she was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. There is some walking and up and down steps for those that may have challenges with this. Tour is at the new stone building instead of the small building closest to the dam.

Thank noplacelikethebeach
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