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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
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, Tours, Adventure
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Myself and my family stopped by here on our road trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon along Route 66. I'm glad we did as it was really something spectacular to see, not that far from Las Vegas either!

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Not a very big dam, but a good place to visit for a short trip when there is ample time to spend. It's a 30 mins drive from strip and you can enjoy the full view of the dam on both sides. Need to park the car on the other side, and come back by a short walk. Two parking... More 

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Latham, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Hoover Dam is a 45ish minute drive from Las Vegas. We followed the directions from their website and parked in the large parking garage next to the dam. There is a visitors center so we headed down the stairs to check out the tour options. You do have to go through security and be warned they will not let... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The views were impressive and it's definitely something to check of your bucket list. Just a heads up, it costs $10 to park a car and $10 per person to visit the Visitors Center. A nice break from the scenery in Vegas.

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Pottsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We took the dam and power plant tour. It was very interesting to hear how the dam was constructed and now maintained. The walk over the memorial bridge was fantastic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The teacher in me enjoyed being a student as we toured through the dam and learned how it works. We purchased tickets that allowed us to do as much as possible. Once inside the dam, we ducked down to walk through air tunnels. I have a few spectacular pictures from the vents on the dam! My ears actually popped as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A short drive from LV to an amazing place. What a sight in person! Words cannot describe. The actual size, the real height of it! What an amazing civil achievement year ago! Enjoy the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I went there from Vegas. One day visit to the south rif of the grand canyon and passing by Hoover Dam. Amazing place, unfortunately the dam have a low level of water due the dry seasons every year. Nice place i recommend to visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We drove there with our rental car from the Bellagio hotel and made a day out of it. Walked across the suspension trip. Took the full dam tour. Walked to either side of the dam. Pretty well followed all the advise from trip advisor reviewers and therefore it was an enjoyable visit. Well worth it.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Hoover Dam far more impressive than I expected - I expected it to be huge. I expected it to be scenic. But what was really impressive was the tour and exhibits there. The drive from Vegas is incredible - beautiful desert scenery. The facility is very well managed and visitor friendly. Along with a colleague, we enjoyed the basic... More 

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