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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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I am 46 years old and have always wanted to see the Hoover Dam. Worth the wait. Amazing site. Tons of people visiting. Driving and walking across the dam and enjoying the views

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

We came here in early June, the temperature was surely 40 degree celcius plus at 0900hrs in the morning and not a single sighting of a needed shelter where we parked. The water from my water bottle evaporated on my arm less than 30seconds. A guaranteed sure way of earning yourself a trip to the nearest hospital with heat stroke... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

I am 46 years old and have always wanted to see the Hoover Dam. Worth the wait. Amazing site. Tons of people visiting. Driving and walking across the dam and enjoying the views

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Milton, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

When we recently visited the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, we worked a trip to the Hoover Dam into our itinerary - it was on the way anyways and it seemed like it would be worth a stop. It was oppressively hot - the thermometer read 118 degrees in the shade the afternoon we were there, but most of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Vegas it is imperative you visit the Hoover Dam! :) The ride to the dam is magnificent, where you drive through red rocks so close you can touch them, windy roads and beautiful skies. When you get tot he dam you can park on the main level or go all the way up to the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for all travelers. Astounding piece of American industry and history. Wonderful tour, magnificent views, great tour guides. Take the dam tour, well worth it to be in the "underbelly" of a dam this amazing size!

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NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We only drove across a couple of times while passing - everything was closed or closing as we went through. Still worth the visit!

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Woking
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Impressive engineering project, let down by limited parking. The parking garage was full when we arrived so we had to park about a mile away up-hill and walk to and from the dam in temperatures of 45C/115F. We were then too tired to do the guided tour, but just walking the dam is worth while. If visiting, suggest you arrive... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Just had my first trip to Vegas, so we toured Hoover Dam. The price was decent, but we went during the recent heat wave (even locals admitted that it wasn't usually so hot) and had to park on the very top level of the parking garage, so we weren't spared the heat in our car even after paying to park.... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing one of the world's greatest wonders. The temperature was around 115F, but we took the tour of the inner dam for $15.00 each. Good info. and air condition throughout. Parking is $10.00 and the walk to pretty long. Take water since prices are high and sodas are not allowed on tours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My family and I really enjoyed seeing the Hoover Dam as it is a magnificent site. The visitor center has breathtaking indoor and outdoor views of the dam it is was money well spent. The only complaint we had is that the visitor center does not sell water. You can bring it with you through security, but we were mistakenly... More 

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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
Phone Number: 702-293-8321
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Boulder City

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