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Hoover Dam

US 93, Boulder City, NV 89109
702-293-8321
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Ranked #5 of 21 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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Houston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Hoover Dam, one of America’s greatest engineering wonders, is an attraction that everyone should visit, given the chance. We visited Hoover Dam in September and we booked the “Power Plant Tour” which included: a 10 minute film of the history of Hoover Dam / a 70 second ride, down an elevator to the Penstock viewing platform that houses one of... More

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Hoover Dam is an experience you soon won't forget. The scale of this project and the massive scope of the work that went into it is mind boggling. I recommend spending the $30 on the extended tour...you won't regret it. Also view Lake Mead and walk up to the bypass bridge for awesome photo ops.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A mere hour or so drive from Vegas you can be here. Try to arrive by mid morning before the tour buses. Drive across the dam into Arizona and park for free, then simply walk back across it.

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It's hard to imagine how the construction of this dam had to be difficult. It's still impresive dam, even if it lost most of it's records. There is a car inspection point on road to Dam and you may walk a bit from parking space.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is truly a marvelous day trip from the Las Vegas area at under 30 minutes. With breath-taking views as you drive to Boulder City of Lake Mead and then the awesome experience on the other side of the sheer engineering undertaking to dam the mighty Colorado river.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike. It was an amazing experience to view this historical and incredible engineering feat.

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Delaware
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was so impressed by the structure and size of the dam. Such a humongus undertaking to build. If you visit Las Vegas, this is a must see place. Also, Lake Meade, which is the lake made by the dam, it quite beautiful to see as well. We really enjoyed seeing this.

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Pittsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the same and pictures during the day. However, the nighttime view was astonishing. Breathtakingly beautiful!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Parking is available in an on site garage, $10 per car. There were plenty restrooms available that were very clean. Elevators in the garage came in handy to get to the dam level. Expect a security screening here. Security is very tight but I think it's greatly appreciated by all the tourists. We had a great time at the dam.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

After many trips to Las Vegas over the years my wife and I had never took the time to visit Hoover Dam. After finding a one half day tour with Sweet Tours which only took about 5 hours start to finish. Despite some communication problems with the bus PA, it was very good and informative. The new bridge just built... More

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