Smith Mountain Dam Visitor's Center, Sandy Level

4.6
#333 of 387 in Parks in Virginia
Dam · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Smith Mountain Dam Visitor's Center reviews

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4.8
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  • This is quite a treasure. It was a cool day and then, as our tour started, it started to rain lightly. Our enthusiastic guide kept going even though we were the only people in the tour. When my...  more »
  • Our GPS took us a shorter way, not the way two huge signs direct you. Go on the paved road using the road the sign suggests. Other then that make sure it is open and you have more than 45 min to...  more »
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  • Awesome. The visitors center was first rate. I love Dams and learning all about how they were built and I felt good about that after seeing everything. A very industrial looking dam with all the working parts normally covered by the outer walls of a dam were exposed. Neat. Especially I liked that they left the big cable car at the top of the hill and you could see exactly where it was used with the hillside cut out for it. Def a stop to make if you love Dams like I do!
  • Neat little stop to learn how the lake was made. Lots of cool info and most of the displays worked! Not 5 stars because a lot of the videos look like they are as old as me (from the 90's) and there was no one there though it looked like someone was supposed to be. Still a cool short stop!

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