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Banks Lake, 15 miles
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Coulee Dam, 1 mile
Electric City, 4 miles
Elmer City, 3 miles
Grand Coulee, 2 miles

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Grand Coulee Dam, Washington
Visitor Information

Looking to visit Grand Coulee Dam? This page contains all the information you need to plan your trip. Find out the location and how to get there. Be sure to visit the chamber of commerce for information about the dam and the nearby communities.

Location
Grand Coulee Dam is located about where the basaltic Columbia to the south and west meets the Okanogan Highlands to the north and east. Hence, granite and not basalt is what you see in the immediate area. Franklin D Roosevelt Lake, the water that builds up behind the dam, extends to the northeast.

Nearby Communities
There are three towns serving Grand Coulee Dam, originally built to house dam construction workers. The town of Coulee Dam lies downstream below the dam, the towns of Grand Coulee and Electric City lie above the dam.

Chamber of Commerce

Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. 17 Midway Avenue, PO Box 760, Grand Coulee, WA 99133. Phone: 509-633-3074. E-mail

Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Phone: 509-633-9265.

Located off Highway 155 at the base of the dam in Coulee City, the visitor center is open daily (except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offers extended hours between Memorial Day and September 29. The center is fully accessible and features hands-on exhibits, an auditorium, Laser Light Show in the summer and restrooms.

Related Web Sites

Grand Coulee Dam
U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation website provides specific information and videos on the dam.

Grand Coulee Dam
An essay about the dam by HistoryLink.org

Grand Coulee Dam: History and Purpose

New Media Photography
Take a visual tour of the dam with photos by Ted Grudowski. 

Grand Coulee Dam: Columbia Basin Project
Detailed information on the history and operation of the dam, with photos.  On a web site by Charles Hubbard.

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