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Davis Dam

Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: 702 293 8906
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Ranked #16 of 38 things to do in Laughlin
Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Windsor, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

No where near the size of the Hoover Dam; however, this giant still performs an important function. The park area is quiet and clean. A great rest stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We walked the River walk all the way to the dam. Great walk; near the dam is a wonderful park that has plenty of playground equipment for the kids to play on. Well maintained and picnic tables as well as fishing area. Very nice area. Clean and maintained

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
83 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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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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56 reviews 56 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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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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