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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
Activities: Kayaking
Description: 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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Well Worth a visit been twice and it's good that the through traffic has its bridge. Never done the tours because we saw enough and enjoyed the outside space. Free parking away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Well Worth a visit been twice and it's good that the through traffic has its bridge. Never done the tours because we saw enough and enjoyed the outside space. Free parking away from the visitor centre if you can manage the walk across. Worrying to see how the water levels have dropped

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My brain isn't meant to figure out how to plan and build a structure like Hoover Dam, so I am in awe of those who can. The dam project was massive, yet it was finished two years ahead of schedule--can't get those kinds of things done these days on time or on budget. The movie on the dam's history and... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Dam is an amazing sight. If you want to take a tour, do BOTH the Powerplant AND the Dam tour. It's so worth the extra $30.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Finally made it out to the Hoover Dam on my latest Vegas trip. I would recommend renting a car and driving out there yourself over a tour group from Vegas. It's an easy drive about 30 minutes out of the city. Avoid the parking fees in the lots right next to the visitor center and drive over the dam onto... More 

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Swansea, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The new bridge over the Colorado River is an engineering feat that is not to be missed. Lots of free things to see and do, as well as, paid guided tours and a fantastic museum.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Its a man made wonder. An amazing structure in the middle of mountains. Busy place to visit, but has lots of parking its a one off place to visit not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Just letting you know in advance that I am a geek. But having said that, my non-geek wife and kids also thoroughly enjoyed visiting Hoover Dam and the nearby Bypass Bridge. Hoover Dam is hard to sum up in a few words, but "Big, Bad and Beautiful" would come close. The place is a massive fusion of technology, art and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to, road signs clearly marked. Very organized, well run attraction. We arrived right at 9:00 am. It was getting very busy and hot out when we left at 10:30.

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Orange County, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited today with my daughters 11 & 9. Amazing to see the Dam and bridge in person. We did the power plant tour that lasted 30 minutes which was informative and short enough to keep my kids attention. This tour runs every 15 minutes. Small snack bar to grab a sandwich or ice-cream after the tour. Really amazing to see... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved It!! We were staying in Scottsdale, AZ and drove up to the Hoover Dam (and Nevada...only a 4 hour trip by car from Arizona and 50 miles away from Las Vegas). The security check point entering the facility can be a little slow the later you arrive - we made it by 12:45 and were about the 10th in... More 

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