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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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Fantastic bit of engineering.

Whilst on RV holiday travelled through Boulder so decided to stop off and see the Hoover Dam. How interesting, stunning and fantastic engineering. Well worth a visit. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Whilst on RV holiday travelled through Boulder so decided to stop off and see the Hoover Dam. How interesting, stunning and fantastic engineering. Well worth a visit. There is a security check on your way through and staff are very pleasant.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We did this a s a half day trip out from Las Vegas in hire car. Easy to find and parking available. Tour was well organised and about the right length. Recommend.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I have lived in the Vegas Valley 21 years as of 2015. When I first got to Vegas, the Hoover Dam was first on my list. I was awed, inspired and thrilled to see such a "feat" that was built so many years ago with much less machines and equipment as we have today. It's definitely worth the stop on... More 

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Kenly, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We rented a car for part of our family vacation and made a trip out to the dam. This was one of our high lites. Go early or you will wait in traffic and have to wait for a tour. A tour is a must. There are two. Wanted to do the longer more expensive tour but it is first... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were driving from Vegas to the Grand Canyon and had to stop at the Hoover Dam! Prior to us going, my 7-year old read a huge book about the construction of it. That knowledge helped us understand how it worked and Also allowed us to notice pieces from the building that are still on the Dam. Most people would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Of all the times I've gone to Vegas I can't believe it's taken me so long to visit Hoover Dam. THIS IS A MUST SEE! I won't get into all the details other reviewers have but this is such an incredible place you must see. Perfect for all ages. We parked on the Arizona side and it was INCREDIBLY hot... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There us not much that I can add here. Overall if you are interested in seeing the Hoover Dam you are going to enjoy the visit. We did the power plant tour which was short but still cool. Younger kids might be a bit board. I thing the 10 minute movie that starts the tour could use a rewrite. I... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must-visit attraction if you are visiting Las Vegas. Covered parking is available and the views from the Dam and Bridge are not to be missed. You get a great perspective on how the drought is affecting the West by the level of the water in Lake Meade, and you can see the impact of invasive species like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We booked in to do the Powerplant Tour - it was good! I enjoyed the introductory movie and then our guide was both funny and informative. The entire construction is amazing and the driving force and reason behind why it was built and the difference it made to the lives of the people dependent on the river was really cool.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Park as close as possible to avoid long walk in heat. Once you enter, there is a parking ramp near the gift shop. Park there and avoid long walks especially with kids, elderly and wheel chaired persons. Bring bottle water to drink as it's hot in the Summer months with little wind. Avoid afternoons and weekends.

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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
Phone Number: 702-293-8321
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Boulder City

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