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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 2013
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Its big, it is an achievement and Bond once jumped from it. It's also hot, full of Las Vegas visitors (who probably just got lost on the way to the Stratosphere) and there is hardly any parking. If you are particularly interested in walls, then this might just be one of the best in the world. Otherwise, I suggest you... More

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Yorkville, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

While in Las Vegas recently, we signed up for a group tour to the Hoover Dam. This is one case of photos not doing justice to the actual subject. I don't know what I was expecting really, but this area is HUGE - and beautiful. The ride took about 40 minutes although it didn't seem that long as our driver... More

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Dime Box, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the Hoover Dam free walkway to take pictures from that view and chose to avoid the entrance/tour fees. The entry fee and tour fees were a bit high especially since the dam doesn't accept the National Parks Annual Pass. The walking bridge is next to the busy highway and although the concrete wall was tall to prevent... More

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Hoover Dam is amazing !!! It is something I believe that everyone should see at some point in their life. Do not be like me and wait as I did. You do not want to be saying " I cannot believe I waited so long to visit". Satisify your curiousity and go. One warning though, use a restroom before... More

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Oswego, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The visit to Hoover Dam is a must if you're in Las Vegas!!. A simple drive on main highways from the strip brings you to one of the industrial wonders in this country. When you come in on the main road from Vegas, stop at the memorial walk parking lot to the right before the dam. We came down and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The dam is excellent. It will cost you park your car in shade, and near the dam. If you drive a few more feet, you can park for free. We visited in July and it was an oven. We could barely walk from the car to the visitor center. The visitor center is under the ground and cool. We took... More

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Tampa, FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What an awesome piece of American ingenuity! Get here early and give yourself enough time to do the Dam tour not just the Generator tour. The Dam tour is longer and takes to places you otherwise can't go to, like down into the tunnels and to the face of the Dam. It's amazing that even when originally built they took... More

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We picked a great sunny day to visit . Well worth taking a look just for the size of it . Make sure you take time out to stop off at the various viewpoints along the highway to see lake mead . You can drive into the park from the main road . Lovely views.

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Darlington, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What an awesome human achievement. The dam and plant tour are amazing...would have like to have taken the longer tour but need to get there by 9am to buy tickets. It was very informative...great learning experience for all ages.

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Sacramento, California, USA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I have work on power plants for 27 years and now retired but never a Hydro plant so when the wife said she wanted to see the Hoover Dam I was like a baby in a candy store. This is a must see attraction when you are in Las Vagas and want to see something else other then a casino,... More

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