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Davis Dam

Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: 702 293 8906
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Laughlin
Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Pre 911 Davis Dam had a tour you could take inside the dam. Now there is just a place to park and some signage to read to give you history of the dam and the river above and below it. Still a very neat place to visit. Takes about 1 hour to see everything from this point. You can drive... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Drive over if you please, but the 'tour' is a half-dozen placuues around the main building. No, tours. One ranger-guard sits on the dam in his pickup so that nobody gets out of line (?!) It is fenced off anyway, so all you can do is ride a bike or walk across. Were it is shut down to traffic due... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Easy to find with nice walks and picnic/BBQ areas. Lots of birds to see if you are interested. Would I go back? Yes - very pleasant to while away some time.

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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We just went to look at the dam because we were passing and it was there. Never expected to find a well landscaped area with bbq's bench's cover for shade and you also had access to the Colorado river, with some nice views alround it would be a great spot for a family day out.

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Marysville, Washington
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77 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Due to "security" you can't drive across the bridge in front of the dam. Lake Mohave is awesome. Have a good time. Thanks to whoever put in all the mileage markers, navigational hazard buoys, etc.

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Henderson, Nevada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

there is a park area nearby but otherwise it is just a dam on the river. the park does have a picnic area where on a nice day you could stop and also a beach but I don't know how warm or cold the water is.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just and inexpensive boat ride down the river. Nice couple hours on the river, it will help to cool you down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always come down to Laughlin from Las Vegas for the swimming at Davis Camp. Decided to take the short 5min drive to the dam. The Dam was closed but you could still drive to the edge which is beautiful. Drove into Lake Mead off the side and off roaded to Princess Cove. It was a little dirty and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Every time I head to Laughlin I bring my mountainbike. I like to hit up the trails that lead up to Davis dam. The main paved walkway never has people on it and you still get to see nice wildlife. Last time there saw rabbits and a baby fox. Area and trails are clean and nice.

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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We always take the boats and jet ski's to the damn and turn around. It's a cool place to check out!!

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