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Hoover Dam

US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
702-293-8321
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Ranked #5 of 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My colleagues and I schedule a round-trip tour of the Hoover Dam from our hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Dean Outdoor Adventures (or driver was Peter) was very professional, informative, and efficient! We are still talking about our trip with Peter and how much we learned including the things you would not expect to learn on a Hoover Dam... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Took a self guided walk around this spectacular engineering site. Found it very interesting & took a few pictures as well. Paid $10.00 for car parking & had a tricky time exiting as we ended up on a dead end road! As someone else indicated, you need to drive around & basically find the ring road exit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Nice sight to see since it truly is quite a large feat of engineering. I went on the power plant tour since it was the only tour remaining during the day; I paid $15 per person for what was truly a dime tour. I did enjoy getting to see a few parts of the dam but the price is not... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

As a marvel of engineering this is a must see. We took the short tour which included a short film, visit to the lower tunnel and generator hall. The guide was hard to understand and hear in the generator hall. If you just want to walk the bridge and dam this can be done without a tour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took the full tour of Hoover dam with the trip down into the tunnels within the dam. Our guide, Zach, was the one of the best guides I have ever had for a tour. Very informative and funny. He pointed out so many features that most would not see plus gave us a tremendous appreciation for the engineering marvel... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a fab trip to the Hoover Dam organised by Pink Jeeps. The driver was very knowledgeable. I would thoroughly recommend them to others.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We drove here from Vegas, stopping in Boulder City for Breakfast and arriving at the dam at approx. 10am. A useful hint is to not park in the main car park for $10, but travel across the dam and up the hill slightly, the views are very good and also the parking is free! There is a short walk down... More

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Mayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

An amazing feat of engineering that deserves time to enjoy and learn from the full tour. Arrive earlier in the day and avoid the weekends so that you can get into the full tour without waiting for available slot. Be sure to take your camera, walk across the entire dam, and learn the history of the design and building of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My Hoover Dam experience was breathtaking. The tour guide was very informative and had a lot of stories and jokes to tell. We were able to take lots of pictures as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, all the "damn" and Chevy Chase jokes jokes just find a way to dominate the conversation at the Hoover Dam! It's quite and impressive structure set in such stark but breathtaking surroundings. It was a flat fee to park, we didn't do the damn tour but we did have just enough time to take some dam pics! Great photo... More

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