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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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We were able to drive across the dam but were not able to stop on the dam itself. There were stairs leading down to the dam on the Az side that would allow you go down and walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were able to drive across the dam but were not able to stop on the dam itself. There were stairs leading down to the dam on the Az side that would allow you go down and walk across the dam. On the Nevada side, you must pay for parking but that is where all the information on the dam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We drove the short distance from Vegas to the Hoover Dam. Nice views from the parking garage and snack area. There is a charge to enter the visitor's center and to park on the Nevada side. We took the hour long dam tour and it was fascinating. We toured the inside of the dam and learned of the history of... More 

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Westlake, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Awe inspiring to see this and to realize it was built without the use of the computers! We watched a short film before the tour began that was very informative. Bring your camera. You might want to leave your hat in the car, it was very windy and looking out a window you could see lots of hats people had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did the dam tour. Considerable crowds were well managed. Our guide was knowledgeable. Impressive views. At $30 per, it was a bit expensive in my opinion, but it is a unique experience and definitely not a tourist trap. It was quite hot, make sure to bring water. There are a few fountains, but you need to look after yourself.

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Cornwall, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Having worked in a generating station maybe I was expecting something a bit more. We took the power house tour. Which showed you the as section of penstock and an overview of the generators. This part of the tour was rushed so not much time for questions. The PA in the generator house was hard to understand because of echo... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to stand right on top of this enormous structure. We ran out of time to do the full tour but I expect that this would be really worthwhile doing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Vegas and decided to visit Hoover Dam one day. We spent 2.5 hours here. We arrived close to 9:30 and had to wait for the next dam tour at 10:30am. Wasn't an issue but do know that they only have spots for 20 people on the dam tour so it fills up pretty fast. We just... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place spectacular place that you must visit. This one is my top list to stop a long route 66 driving trip.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Take a tour of the experience center for just 10 bucks instead of the 30 per person tour..I've done both before and the self guided is less hot and less crowded. Learn at you own pace..not a crowd person so this works great wear good walking shoes take a hat and lots of sunscreen your outside longer than you think

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Impressive to visit and to understand what it took to create this structure. The full tour only runs at certain times whilst the shorter tour runs more regularly so be sure to plan and check online. We took the shorter tour as we did not wean to wait an hour for the longer one but it was still interesting and... More 

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