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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 19 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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Miami, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited in late August. It was very hot. Bring water with you and you can refill the bottles. It was easy to get here from Las Vegas, about an hour trip. The scenery was beautiful with the desert mountains and the rock gorges. The visitors center was well done with a good gallery of photos and videos of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Just 40 mt drive from Las Vegas, absolutely a civil engineering marvel. Hoover dam inspires awe of human tenacity and drive .The area around is quite scenic and beautiful.There are lots of look out points around the area which gives a good view of the Lake Mead and the surrounding areas. It was burning hot in the last week of... More

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Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

About an hour outside Vegas Strip. The tour is very informational, maybe not for an 8 year old, but adults will find it great. Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is next door. Tours are done several times during the day and take you inside the dam. Guide was very knowledgeable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a very busy attraction with lots of tourists. A must see if in Vegas as its only a 30 minute drive, took a bus tour which was excellent, parking tickets etc. all sorted. What a remarkable engineering achievement especially for resources available at this time in history. At the dam the underground tour is a must see. The... More

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Ontario
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We ordered a tour through the concierge desk at the Tropicana in Las Vegas with Sweetours because it was so convenient getting picked up and dropped off right at the door of our hotel. This was a 4-5 hour tour, and the price was fairly comparable to what you might get booking it yourself online (~$60). Our driver and guide... More

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Hoover Dam was built in the 1930's and still runs today. The technology of the 1930 is still viable today as the Dam has not changed since it was built. All the equipment is the same as then and it runs with only regular maintenance. It is an amazing modern wonder. The thought to put cooling tubes in the... More

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San Jose, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend checking out Hoover Dam and taking the tour. Our whole family enjoyed it and it was very educational. Great place to take pictures and walk around. Stay Hydrated because it's hot out there.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An experience that will always be memorable. We drove through Boulder City, parked in the car park for $10, we walked around the dam and took the Plant tour. The Hoover Dam is an amazing place with all it's history.

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Warwickshire
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We hired a car for the day to drive out to the Grand Canyon and stopped at the Hoover Dam 1st. This worked really well - we arrived at 08:30, before the crowds which gave us plenty of freedom to explore and take photos without tripping over other tourists. The visitor centre / tours don't start until 9am, but this... More

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

In Las Vegas and it was a quick trip down to the Hoover dam. Park in the lot that says tours. It cost ten dollars but it is well worth it for the convenience.. I took the power plant tour for fifteen dollars. We waited for the elevators for twenty minutes, but it was amazing. The views from the top... More

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