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Hoover Dam

US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
702-293-8321
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Ranked #5 of 20 Activities in Boulder City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Dams, National Parks, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Tours
Activities: Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is truly a marvelous day trip from the Las Vegas area at under 30 minutes. With breath-taking views as you drive to Boulder City of Lake Mead and then the awesome experience on the other side of the sheer engineering undertaking to dam the mighty Colorado river.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was so impressed by the structure and size of the dam. Such a humongus undertaking to build. If you visit Las Vegas, this is a must see place. Also, Lake Meade, which is the lake made by the dam, it quite beautiful to see as well. We really enjoyed seeing this.

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Pittsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the same and pictures during the day. However, the nighttime view was astonishing. Breathtakingly beautiful!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Parking is available in an on site garage, $10 per car. There were plenty restrooms available that were very clean. Elevators in the garage came in handy to get to the dam level. Expect a security screening here. Security is very tight but I think it's greatly appreciated by all the tourists. We had a great time at the dam.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

After many trips to Las Vegas over the years my wife and I had never took the time to visit Hoover Dam. After finding a one half day tour with Sweet Tours which only took about 5 hours start to finish. Despite some communication problems with the bus PA, it was very good and informative. The new bridge just built... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went on a Papilion tour from Las Vegas. The tour inside the dam is very impressive you actually walk down one of the constructed pipes that was used to deflect the water around the dam site. The tour and information is well worth the money. The walk across the dam is awe inspiring. Take plenty of water as it... More

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Toormina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

they poured concrete non stop for 2 years to create this dam, and the average wages were $5 a day back in the depression. the souvenir shop is good, pricey but good, and the ice cream really hits the spot on a hot day from the little cafeteria window

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Northwest Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I had been here before but it was the first time for my husband. This is an amazing place and you feel so small looking at it. We only took the power plant tour which was $15 each. The tour guide was informative but he had sure taking a liking to one of the visitors in our group and later... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped briefly as apart of a tour to the Grand Canyon and don't regret it at all everybody that goes to Vegas has to see both imo. Make sure like us you go with somebody that can either tell you the history or do their tour truly cool stuff imo. I am unsure if there is a fee as we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Rented a Mustang convertible and cruised up to the Hoover Dam. This is a remarkable, almost art-deco engineering marvel. When you look at the year it was built it makes it even more remarkable. Nature is fine but there's something about engineering masterpieces like this that blow your mind. You have to walk the dam itself to really grasp what... More

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