Take a tour of Grand Coulee Dam

A stop on the top of the dam is a good photo op for visitors.

The Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and public tours are offered on the following schedule through October:

October 1 – October 31:

  • Monday through Friday – 12:00 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays – 10 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

From the Visitor Center, visitors will ride a shuttle bus to the pumping plant where they will view the gigantic pumps that lift water from Lake Roosevelt to be delivered throughout the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project.

Visitors will then ride the shuttle bus across the top of Grand Coulee Dam for spectacular views of Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River as it winds through the town of Coulee Dam.

The tours take about 50 minutes.

For more information, call (509) 633-9265.

The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 to 5, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and January 1.

Please note that for security reasons, no bags of any kind are allowed on tours. This includes diaper bags and camera cases. (Cameras are OK).

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