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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
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+1 702-293-8321
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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The Hoover Dam (complete tour) is not to be missed!

I went to the Dam on 1/21/2017, and arrived around 930am. You want to be at the Dam before 10am if you want to do what is called the "The Dam Tour", which is a more comprehensive... read more

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to the Dam on 1/21/2017, and arrived around 930am. You want to be at the Dam before 10am if you want to do what is called the "The Dam Tour", which is a more comprehensive tour of the entire dam and costs about $30 for an adult. Check the website for prices. If you are driving, it is... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were visiting from Australia and travelling around the USA in a rented RV. We had heard you could drive across the dam. Well we weren't disappointed. We drove across and parked on the other side to take photos. There is plenty of parking, even for RV's. There is even a turnaround area at the top of the road once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just Awe Inspiring, make sure you add this stop to your US Trip, its just so good. A real wonder of the modern world.

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Adelaide, Australia
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If you don't like heights you'll get wobbly knees walking across the bridge. Quite a few steps to walk up to get to the bridge, so a little bit of effort involved, and exceptionally windy up top. Had a firm grasp on my iphone taking pictures that's for sure, on the day we visited the wind was almost pushing me... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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This is a must visit for any visitor to the area, but I would say once is enough. Yes, it's an engineering marvel, and is impressive in this sense, but it's an absolute tourist trap and magnet. We had to pay for parking entering from the Nevada side and we found the electrical plant tour to be more of a... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the Full Tour! - Only wish it was more in-depth! Lots of photo ops. I do feel I missed some of the guide's points as he spoke in a low tone and at times not close to us. All in all a "must see" in America

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove ourselves : about an hour from Vegas. In January, it was brisk weather, but not crowded at least. Parking at Denisons was $10. It's right before the Visitors Centre and before you cross the Hoover Dam. There is a security check point about a kilometre beforehand. You can do a dam tour which is more in depth. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This incredible engineering feat is well worth seeing. To learn how it was done and how it works is pretty incredible. The full tour ($30/person) was booked up when we arrived and we would have had to wait for more than an hour so we took the power plant tour ($11/person) that was about 30 minutes in length. It was... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've seen lots of pictures of the Hoover Dam, but until you actually stand on it, the magnitude of what was accomplished here beginning back in the early 1930s, can't really be appreciated. If you're visiting Las Vegas it's easiest to simply rent a car and day trip yourself out to the Dam, it's an easy quick drive and with... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been many years since I last visited Hoover Dam. The bypass bridge didn't exist. One can do the tour, but it's not necessary. First, the dam can be viewed from the Tillman bridge which offers a great view. Then you can drive and walk across the dam. This place has quite a history and worth a visit!

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