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Hoover Dam

US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
702-293-8321
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As featured in 3 days in Las Vegas
Ranked #6 of 18 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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Muscat, Oman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Even though safety considerations and buses in which you travel don't allow you to spend a lot of time at the dam, and do not allow you to get too close to the water, when you consider that Nevada gets 4 inches of rain and this spectacular man made creation supplies almost 100% of Las Vegas water and almost 15%... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was mildly curious about the Hoover Dam, and my husband really wanted to see it, so we drove over from Vegas one morning to check it out. We did a tour that included the visitor's center and parts of the power plant. You start by watching a short movie in the visitor's center that was very interesting (and is... More

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The view of this place is amazing, it was a bit of a trek. I don't recommend this if you're afraid of heights.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The employees are exceptionally helpful and funny! They do a great job in hiring. The facility is clean and neat.

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Montreal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We saw the Hoover Dam part of McGhie's private guided bicycle tours. We got to experience the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and by seeing it up close and walking on the bypass. The Hoover Dam is between Nevada and Arizona and it's just so impressive to know that men build this in 1931 and it took... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

In our way to the Grand Canyon, my family and I stopped at the Hoover Dam. It was not planned originally in our route, but I have read about it and I became excited about the idea of visiting it when we realized that we were close to the dam. The hoover dam is located on the border of Nevada... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you're in Vegas, you should make the effort to drive out to see the Hoover Dam. It's only 40 minutes away and is well worth visiting, even if the car park charge of $10 is a bit excessive. The dam itself is a real monument to engineering ingenuity and hard work and the visitor centre ($10 entry fee) gives... More

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Mackay, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You cannot visit Las Vegas without going for a look at the Hoover Dam. Spend a couple of hours and soak up the history, get some great photos and admire the view.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is an attraction that you just shouldn't pass up if you are anywhere nearby. Just the history of the damn, lake etc. and what the folks had to go through just to build it are worth that stop. We took the dam tour this time and glad we spent the extra money to do so. Our tour guide, Charlie,... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a structure that defies words you need to see this place in person. Did not take the tour it was 106 degrees on they day we visited and my only tip is to pay the $10 parking that is by the dam structure and is shaded or take the pay car park at the Arizona end which has... More

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