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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 December 2005

Whatever you do, don't spend money on the tour! It's lousy and not worth the money. Instead of riding the escalator down into the booth (were u pay) instead walk across and look at the damn yourself! don't need to pay the $$$$. We were...More

30  Thank malona23
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 October 2005

Our Hoover Dam ‘Personal Touch’ Tour with Looktours on 12th September 2005 was disappointing and did not match the description given on Looktours website. The confirmation e-mail said we'd be picked up at 7.50 am, but when I rang to confirm the day before, we...More

25  Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed yesterday

Very spectacular attraction wish I was able to take the tour of the dam. When we left Las Vegas we flew over the dam and it is more spectacular from the air than the ground.

Thank pitapipsqk
Reviewed yesterday

As we entered the area, we were told there were no tours that day because an elevator was down. We were then directed into the paid parking garage. Our bad, we didn't realize we could use lots across the dam for free. Anyway, it truly...More

Thank Mary320
Reviewed 2 days ago

From what I was told, the tour is shorter due to security concerns, thats life. Impressive to see. Get there early or late as it does get crowded. Wonderful views and some of the pictures that I posted gotten more likes than some from Alaska.

Thank PeterHa1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great attraction. Bit on the busy side most times. Some elements closed but no advance warning. Staff very helpful.

Thank srussett
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A hadn't been here in twenty years. Its the same damn dam it was when I was last here in 1998! Albeit with a newer bridge built over the river below the dam. Arriving at sunset, we were unaware that the dam's visitor areas and...More

Thank Adam81980
Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly awe inspiring! Over the years we have watched many documentaries about the dam and its construction. It was something special to see it in person. We hoped to take the longer Hoover Dam Tour, but it was not running due to maintenance, etc. Even...More

Thank rleNewEngland
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed top side and were able to walk both sides of the dam, plus drive over it. The views are wonderful. We didn't do the tour inside the dam - and others have stated the restrictions. $10 parking fee, nice gift shop. The drive...More

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were amazed at the size..... of everything! The diversion tunnels were fifty feet in diameter and big enough to swallow a three story house! Talk with the rangers and learn even mor!

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 3 days ago

I realize that many people go to Vegas for the sounds of slots rolling , yells from poker tables, or the incredible shows. However, this is a must see, Hoover Dam and Ethel M Chocolate Shop. Take the tour and become astonished at how this...More

Thank hulbi1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see , what a massive structure me and my wife both was in awe, view from the new bridge or from the Dam is unreal hard to believe that man has created such an awsome place , take the time to SEE

Thank ebrepairman
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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
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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.