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Hoover Dam

Address: US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
Phone Number: 702-293-8321
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Ranked #5 of 29 Activities in Boulder City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dams, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours, Traveler Resources
Activities: Kayaking
Fee: No
Owner description: Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam...
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Type: Dams, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours, Traveler Resources
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 Nevada. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Paid parking, visitor center and guided tours.
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Austin, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The drive to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas was short and lots of fun. Beautiful desert drive. The dam itself is a testament to the strength of man. Stellar views, clean areas and safe and secure. I even walked from Nevada to Arizona! Too close to Vegas not to see. It's worth the trip

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Enterprise, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Las Vegas many times before making the trip to Hoover Dam. It is well worth it for anyone wishing to see a piece of American history. It is hard to convey the massive size of the dam in pictures or movies. The museum does a fantastic job of giving the back story and history of the men who... More 

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Los Angeles CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The dam itself rates 5 stars--an engineering marvel, especially since it was built almost 80 years ago. The challenges of visiting the dam and its surrounding buildings are 3 star--it can be difficult due to massive crowds, weather, hours of operation, etc. Timing is everything--time of year and time of day--it determines how enjoyable your visit will be. We visited... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I had no idea that it was so TALL! We didn't pay for any tours, but had a great time walking along the top of the dam, and the trails nearby.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's a great experience, you can pass from one state (Arizona) to another (Nevada) just by crossing the dam (300 ft). It's a nice place but the sun is very hard, it was 118°F out there and you only want to find a shadow. The museum is amazing and they tell you the history of the place.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This dam is the most astounding, breathtaking man made structure i have ever seen. it was just a 30 minute stop over when we visited this place but it is enough to appreciate the spectacular view of the dam. visitors have the option either to use the stairs or the walkway to appreciate the view. i suggest that you spend... More 

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Johnsburg, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I took the family to the dam as a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip for a little while. I expected it to be about a 15 or 20 minute stop. We were there for about four hours. The dam itself is fascinating. The tour was excellent and the staff were very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a site to see. The engineering that went into this in the 1930s makes you pause. The dam tour (I've been waiting to say that) and the power plant are simply amazing. I didn't see Cousin Eddy or Megatron though... ;-)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We flew over the Hoover dam as part of our helicopter excursion. From what we could see it was outstanding, next time we are i vegas I will be booking a tour just for here

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Wow this is an absolute MUST half day or full day side trip when in Vegas. This blew my mind and I don't say this often. Such an amazing adventure from seeing the dam and going through the spectacular visitor center which does a great job showcasing the history of the dam and the build out. Such a first class... More 

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