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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 #5 of 20 Activities in Boulder City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Avoca Beach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was a stinking hot day but luckily there was a lot of shade (even though that still didn't help). We took the tour down into the power plant. The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. It was worth doing!! Interesting landmark and a nice way to break up a long drive!

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Guernsey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took the hoover tour together with the power plant tour and thoroughly enjoyed both. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and you get to go down inside the dam and look out over the valley below - it was breathtaking!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Took two of my sons on this. The younger was scared of the height of the dam so we didn't get to go on the tour. Was very hot even in the middle of September. Interesting landmark and a one time must see.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We drove from Vegas to Hoover Dam for a visit, we stopped at the parking spot and walked up onto the bridge to look down on Hoover Dam which was stunning, we also drove down and across the dam. Best part of the day was as we were looking for a drink the sat nav took us into Lake Mead... More

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Hoover Dam is shared by two states.....Arizona and Nevada. Seeing the dam, understanding how it was built and why, will all come clear for you if you take the DAM tour!

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Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour we went on and stopped several places. It is amazing the history behind the Dam. It is a clean and well taken care of area, including the bathrooms.

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Honey Grove, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself in the Las Vegas area - for whatever reason - you will be greatly benefited by driving out to the Hoover Dam and crossing the old structure. Find a parking space and get out an look around for a while. If you feel like a walk, there are some good tours there. If not, be sure... More

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Oldmeldrum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our trip from Vegas to visit the Hoover Dam. The full Dam tours are booked up very quickly and we would have needed to wait two hours even though we'd arrive 45 mins after opening. We decided to do the power plant tour instead which was still very good. Remember to park up at the top of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

going to the hoover dam was one great choice for the day we spent in vegas. only half hour away, the views are amazing and the dam is a truly engineering wonder. the parking is 10$, but it's worth for the walk and the views. and the bridge near the dam is also an interesting point of attraction. all in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

One of our party really wanted to see the Hoover Dam and I didn't really understand why before we went and never did figure it out. You can certainly see the impact of drought on Lake Mead which is a little scary but other than that, didn't feel like much to see.

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