Released On: September 26, 2006
The Visitor Center, located on State Highway 155 below the dam, was refurbished in May with new exhibits that interpret Grand Coulee's role as one of the main irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. Exhibits also address the effects the dam has had on various groups of people, including Native Americans and early settlers. Many of the exhibits are "hands-on," including a virtual tour of the dam by jet pack, an operating jackhammer, and an interactive game on operating the dam.
For information on visiting Grand Coulee Dam, contact the Visitor Center at telephone (509) 633-9265.
Grand Coulee Dam is located on the Columbia River in north central Washington. It was completed in 1942 and serves as a multipurpose facility providing water for irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife, hydroelectric power production, and also flood control.
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