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Hoover Dam

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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...more
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Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed visiting this place years ago, and even did the tour where they show you the impressive turbines and generators. Came back this summer with our three kids and were astonished to realize you need to pay 10$ for the car parking + another...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the Dam Tour which was longer than the Powerplant Tour and well worth it. You can only book these tours on the day. We arrived about 9.15am and got onto the 10.15 Tour. While we waited we went to the film presentation and...More

Thank geoffandgill2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Looking at Hoover is amazing, but take the tour and learn just how amazing this place is. Take your time in the visitor center, Drive across the dam for free parking on the Arizona side, and enjoy the views as you walk toward the dam.

Thank rmcleodx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only 40 min ride from Vegas so nice side trip. Boulder City is cool historic town also. So if have a car do the side trip. We did not do tour just walked over and looked at it from Tillman Bridge point also.

Thank faaradar
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is ten dollars to park a car. If you want to have a tour of the dam and its workings be sure to book in advance as going on the day as we did, and expecting a tour could mean a long wait. Sadly...More

Thank JohnW19292
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its hard to believe that back in the 30's, this dam drew so many people here to build it, during the depression. This area was not known to many people at the time, but those workers that arrived here and worked here for years to...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tour very interesting and informative, but it's even nice to drive there, park and just walk over the dam and back for fun and unique photos. You can stand in 2 states at once too on the Nevada, Arizona border.

Thank bcasey1
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to visit, might be scary to people afraid of heights and water. Although its not largest dam in the world however its big enough to experience at least once.

Thank Travel529
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited here again this past February. Another great experience! I cannot get over how interesting and amazing this landmark is. If you are travelling through, you have to come see this. There is no fee to see it, only to do a private tour...More

Thank Jean-Francois L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We rented a car and drove here from Vegas. It was a nice easy trip. The Dam is really cool. I would recommend going on the big bridge and looking at it. We had to park about a mile away. If you want you can...More

Thank Wendy H
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from Cheryl M | Reviewed this property |
Yes; however, there was a lot of construction and it was confusing to find parking. There is a parking garage on the Nevada side that wouldn't work, but if you follow the signs to parking, and drive over the dam, there is... More
Heather H
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Laurel S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know that the day makes a difference. I’d go first thing in the morning to avoid crowds.
Nigel M
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
SURE, just take the Hoover Dam off-ramp from 'US 93' and then watch on the right (after the security inspection area) for the Bridge Overlook parking area to get an awesome look AT the dam and then continue on and drive OVER... More