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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
Phone Number: 702-293-8321
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in...

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.

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A magnificent structure

One more of amazing man-made building, I have ever seen. Amazed is the first impression, when I saw this place and the Hoover dam is located on the border of two states, i.e... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One more of amazing man-made building, I have ever seen. Amazed is the first impression, when I saw this place and the Hoover dam is located on the border of two states, i.e. Nevada and Arizona. One of the places you should not miss, if you come to Las Vegas. Approximately, 1 hour to reach this place from the city... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to see! The exhibits were informative, but nothing beats looking at it and just visualizing what an accomplishment this was back when it was built. It is a MUST SEE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your visiting from Vegas , then it's a good idea to get there around 9-10am , it costs $10 to park In the car park , or you could drive over the dam and park in one of the higher car parks which are free. It's just a short walk down to the dam but it's worth it.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular - spent half the day there and still could have stayed longer- gift shop was awful- food ok, but to rate this any lower than a 5 would not be right due to these insignificant issues considering where you are- and what you can see on the tour-

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And want to drive about 45 minutes from Vegas, depending on traffic. Which on the weekends is often horrible. But it's 40 miles from Vegas, and it is well worth the drive. Park and get out and walk to see the beauty. You'll be amazed.

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Curitiba, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting human interaction with the valley. It`s a nice construction, view... It`s worth the trip if you`re in Vegas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It took 45 minutes on the interstate to drive from our hotel on the Strip. An easy to find, hassle free outing. We enjoyed the scenery, especially as we neared the dam. The parking was plentiful, the facilities immaculately clean and laid out well. We arrived in time for the Power Plant tour, which is appr 45 minutes. I think... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to go to when in Vegas but nothing to shout about. I agree it's impressive and we got some nice shots but I would have liked more time there. We did a tour and they just kept us waiting around watching some crappy movie in a theatre. I wanted to go outside and see it all,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to learn about the scope of creating something this monumental. We took a guided tour( the longer one) and was fascinating to go down and even get a chance to peek out of a vent over half way down the dam wall. Nice facility, well organized, but a bit pricey and no discounts of any kind excepted-it is... More 

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Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rented a car to go to Death Valley and the Hoover Dam. That's so much less expensive than paying a tour company. It's a 45-minute easy drive to the Hoover Dam. We took the Power plant tour. I would pay for Visitor center and liked the power plant tour but it only takes maybe 20 minutes. We thought the... More 

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