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Hoover Dam

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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...more
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Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
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Reviewed today via mobile

Seeing this landmark in movies still doesn’t represent its grandiosity in real life. The history is intriguing and the museum is full of rich stories about the construction of this man made wonder. It’s a short scenic drive from Las Vegas and well worth it....More

Thank JaimieMB
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The dam itself is impressive. Pass up the first parking lots for $10 and go across the dam for free parking. Nice views and you can walk back to the other buildings and too see the dam better. One of my favorite things was reading...More

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I was here years ago and couldn’t believe how low the water level has dropped. At this rate you need to get here sooner than later.

Thank johndwilliams
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a tour bus from Vegas to visit the Dam. The sights were beyond amazing and breathtaking! This visit is a must! Our pass included a tour of the museum, walk across the bridge ,the Dam and skywalk. Although I have awesome pictures , The...More

Thank 901adventurechick
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Hoover Dam and joined a tour to go inside the Dam to see the generators and the tunnels. After that, we walked across the top of the Dam to cross the border between two States of Nevada and Arizona.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is truly one of the 20th century’s greatest man-made marvels! This was created & built BEFORE computers, without the modern equipment and planning systems now available, and by the sheer grit and brilliance of Americans in the early 1900’s! Many people moved there out...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing on every level , the scale , the resources involved and the beauty of the structure. If you are near the area go and see for yourself - a modern wonder of the world.

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been fascinated by the Hoover Dam ever since seeing a picture of it in and encyclopaedia when I was about 7 or 8 years old... And that was a few years ago (about 60!)... At the moment the US Govt are undertaking refurbishment...More

Thank Mitselakis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We traveled to the Dam in our RV. There is plenty of parking on AZ side and it's free. You have to walk back to dam but it's an easy walk. The lines are long for touring the dam. Not sure if you can buy...More

Thank T L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have dreamed of seeing the Hoover dam for years and it does not disappoint at all. Take the power plant tour to give you a better prospective of what you cannot see from the outside it is worth the $15 price.

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15 October 2018|
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Response from JonInIndy | Reviewed this property |
The visitation center is undergoing renovation until February, but they are modifying the tour and still offering access the the exhibit area. Unlike the others who have responded, who got to take the power plant tour, the... More
17 June 2018|
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Response from BedtimeMidnight | Reviewed this property |
Be ready for the vehicle check on the way in.
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Response from Laurel S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know that the day makes a difference. I’d go first thing in the morning to avoid crowds.