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Hoover Dam

US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
702-293-8321
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Ranked #5 of 28 Activities in Boulder City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dams, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Kayaking
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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 Nevada. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Paid parking, visitor center and guided tours.
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great story given by our driver about the men who aided in building this. Hoover dam is a must see, really is, had the pleasure of viewing this in the day and night.

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I did a search before we left on which tour to take and had a hard time finding something so I hope this helps someone. IMHO the Dam tour ($30) is MUCH better than the ($15) as you get the same stuff, only more. After you tour the power plant area, you are taken inside the dam walls and see... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Took a tour of the dam USD15 which included the visitor centre Very interesting and amazing engineering Definitely worth visiting

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Stopped at the Hoover Dam on our way to Vegas and what a sight. It is breathtaking and absolutely impressive. The size alone is just amazing. We walked along the arch in front and above to get some great pics. Then drove to the parking lot where we walked up to the Dam part to take more photos. We never... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were heading to Las Vegas for a vacation and stopped to take in the Hoover Dam. It is well worth the stop. It’s only a 25 min drive to Vegas. The Dam was very impressive and the views were spectacular. Parking is free on the Arizona side. We did not go the tour inside the Dam... More

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Woodstock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We are currently vacationing in Las Vegas and decided to drive to the Dam. From the strip in Vegas it is a very short easy drive. We stopped at target before going and took a styrofoam cooler with cheese, crackers, meat, water and some trail-mix. This saved us buying any food or drinks along the way. We did not do... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Both my husband and I work - or worked - in the industry so, of course, we were interested to see the bowels of the dam. But in the end, what impressed me most was the actual construction, the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge and the dam itself, along with its story told before the visit, in a 20 minutes small... More

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Only about 30 minutes from Las Vegas, this was a great day trip. All in all we were gone about six hours. We took the one hour Hoover Dam Tour. It was interesting to go through the tunnels in the dam and look out the vents in middle of the dam. Our guide was interesting with all the facts and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Really cool experience, Beautiful and awe inspiring. Also devastating to see the lack of water and Human degradation of the environment. Very polarizing but that's what makes it for everyone. Don't spend a penny on a tour, We drove from Vegas, crossed the Dam, parked on the Arizona side and parked for FREE... I repeat DO NOT PAY FOR PARKING,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Let me start off by saying that there depending on the types of things that interest you, will drive if you like this attraction or not! Some people like architecture. If you're one of these folks, you'll love this Some people like great views, if so, you'll like this Some people are those who just want to be able to... More

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