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Hoover Dam

US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
702-293-8321
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As featured in 3 days in Las Vegas
Ranked #5 of 19 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Going to the Hoover Dam was the best thing about my 4th trip to Las Vegas. I had never been before and wisely read the reviews here about tours. I didn't want to go to other places and a rental car wasn't that much. I did buy tickets in advance and on-line, but only the shorter tour was available. Still,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love dams – there I’ve said it. And they don’t come any more iconic, historic or innovative than the Hoover Dam. We took the full tour of the dam which included the hydroelectric plan and the dam itself. This cost $30 each which I think was a quite expensive for what you actually experienced. You can only buy these... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A brilliant piece of engineering and a really fascinating story. Make sure you stop here if you are driving to or from the Grand Canyon from Vegas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited the Hoover Dam with our kids (10 & 8) in August while visiting LasVegas. The Dam is amazing to see and how awesome to get to drive across the top. We opted to do the $30 Dam tour which takes you inside the Dam. The tour takes about 1 hour. It's best to pay the $10 and park... More

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Grant, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Hoover Dam after helping our son move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. We are from Michigan so we wanted to take advantage of our time out that way. We needed a car so we bought one in Henderson knowing it had not experienced the winter trials of the Midwest! Since this would be one... More

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Michigander Transplant
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have twins that are big into photography, especially night photography so visiting the Hoover Dam was top on our cross-country road trip hit list before delivering them to college for the next 4-8 years of their lives. I've been there a few times, once with them in the middle of the night and then just to drive on over... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the Dam after driving through lake Mead National Park on the way to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. The size is overwhelming and a remarkable piece of engineering. It is also peaceful and serene and great for walks, remember lots of water though!

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murfreesboro, tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Hoover Dam 3 times now, but everyone should go once. I have never done the dam tour, but I'm sure you learn lots of great information. We have just always walked across and enjoyed the views and the information along the way...and taken lots of pictures. The last time I visited was in December and it... More

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Bernville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Hoover Dam is a must see for anyone traveling to Las Vegas. A remarkable work of art. Easily accessible from the Las Vegas area. This should be a stop on everyone's itinerary.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a must see. I visited Hoover Dam while in Vegas for 5 days. Although I have visited Vegas many times, this was my first visit to Hoover Dam. I can only say that I'm sorry I waited so long. I rented a car and drove approximately 35 minutes from the strip. Real nice drive, scenic views on the... More

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