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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
+1 702-805-8855
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Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Paid parking, visitor center and guided tours.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
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+1 702-805-8855
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Reviewed yesterday

...much less back in the 1930s. I wanted to stop just to see the huge dam, but there's so much more to a visit. We took the power plant tour, which added an interesting dimension to the visit (seemed a pricey add-on given its fairly...More

Thank wunderwoof
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. Be prepared to walk after parking but you set pace and how much. We parked in free parking on Arizona side, walked the dam. One of us drove car back to Nevada side when rest of family called and picked...More

Thank greglinmon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Words really can’t do justice to the amazing feat that the men of the Great Depression accomplished. Even looking down on it from the the memorial bridge, it is hard to really put into perspective the massive size of the dam. We spent about 2...More

1  Thank RNRVTravler
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even when you are sttof in front of it it is difficult to get a real grasp of the sheer scale of this magnificent piece of engineering, all I can say is you have to see it for yourself.

Thank Viggenboy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I drove out here to experience the Hoover dam and it was well worth it breathtaking views. We were amazed at the construction of the dam itself and being only a short trip from the strip it was well worth it

Thank s2000ap
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see for anyone interested in Engineering, History, Industry and general sight seeing. Absolutely mind blowing seeing this up close as opposed to on film, a great visitor centre talking you through the construction period and how much power the dam provides,...More

Thank MrDanIAm
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went as a package including a Lake Mead cruise. Unfortunately we didn’t get down to the turbines as a lift was broken so tours were cancelled but they put a slide show on and a rep detailed lots of facts about the dam and...More

1  Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did the hoover dam tour with Grand Canyon Tour and Travel. Brandon the bus driver was great. Beautiful sites on the way to the dam. Very informative presentation done at the dam. We did not get to see the power plant but overall it...More

Thank Shalonda F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a tour of Hoover Dam and it was great. Built in the 1930's it is worth a trip to see how amazing this dam is. This was one of the highlights of our vacation. Pictures , books and movies just don't do it...More

1  Thank Lori W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was not able to go underground or see the museum. There is plenty to see and tons of photo ops alond the access and walking across the dam as well as after you drive across.Beware the heat if its summer, take your time and bring...More

1  Thank fdaynawest
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Heather H
28 May 2018|
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Response from Eric B | Reviewed this property |
Any weekday is better. Friday morning is best The biggest issue with Fridays is school love class trips. Best of luck.
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Nigel M
12 April 2018|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
SURE, just take the Hoover Dam off-ramp from 'US 93' and then watch on the right (after the security inspection area) for the Bridge Overlook parking area to get an awesome look AT the dam and then continue on and drive OVER... More
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Alexandra T
29 March 2018|
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Response from amberapocalypse | Reviewed this property |
That I am not sure about but I don't advise it because parking is not free. So to get in you have to pass through security and pay to park so it may be best to do the tour the day you are there or, as another reviewer... More
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