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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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Impressive man made structure

Me and my husband visited the dam while visting Las Vegas for our anniversary in Feburary. We rented a car for the week and drove ourselves to the dam for the day. You have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Blountville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband visited the dam while visting Las Vegas for our anniversary in Feburary. We rented a car for the week and drove ourselves to the dam for the day. You have to take the dam tour while you are there to get a better perspective on it. Its worth the money. Oh! and never say the word... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Very Impressive.The sheer size of it is enough to impress any visitor. Didn't have enough time to do any tours. Drove to the dam as an independent traveller. Plenty of free parking if you cross over the dam if coming from Vegas direction. Easy walking to the dam.

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Louisville, KY
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped at Hoover Dam while traveling from Tempe to Las Vegas. After poking around a bit, we checked on the tours. We took the generating area tour. We jumped on an elevator and dropped 500 feet in about 30 seconds. The first stop was a room over a pipe. We could feel rumbling. I assumed the rumbling was caused... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We took the $30.00 tour it included a very interesting movie about the building of the of the dam and a great tour. We actually went into the dam and got to see the engineering room, a view from the inside out of the dam and heard a lot of interesting information about what it rakes to keep it running.... More 

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Koongal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Hoover Dam is a must see, I was blown away by the seer size of the place, along with the tour which is well run and very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I think that this is something you should do once if you are in the area. It's a very impressive engineering feat. The parking garage on the NV side did cost $10, but it has an elevator if needed. Restrooms and a snack bar are in that building also. The parking lots on the AZ side are free, but there... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting. The tours are less inclusive than prior to 9/11 because of safety concerns but still quite interesting. You can walk over the dam, tour the information center and museum, or walk over the new bridge for a look down to the dam.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

one of the wonders of the world, and one of the wonders that pulled this country out of recession. an engineering marvel

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A must see if you in vegas it's only 45 min drive very amazing engineering very interesting we did the view from from the enormous bridge over looking the dam then we went to dam there's a parking structure on the Nevada side for $10 on the Arizona there's all so a small parking lot that charges $10 as well... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you are in Vegas, I would recommend the trip out there. It's only about 40 minutes away. It's cool to see something that is so massive and amazingly it was built in the 1930's without all the technology and equipment that we have today. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because I had... More 

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