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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
Phone Number: +1 702-293-8321
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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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Magnificent and an engineering marvel

This was my second trip to Hoover dam , but we had a senior hydro-engineer in our group who had worked on similar projects in his home country and wanted to see this in and out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second trip to Hoover dam , but we had a senior hydro-engineer in our group who had worked on similar projects in his home country and wanted to see this in and out . We drove and it took us approx 40-45 min for the trip .Weather was nice and clear skies , so we enjoyed the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped while in town for business. Definitely something to see and check off the bucket list. The magnitude of it all is just incredible. Worth seeing and a quick drive from Vegas.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hoover Dam is a must see if you go to Las Vegas. It is one of the great construction marvels of the 20th century. Considering this was built during the Depression, the level of engineering and hard manual labor involved is incredible. Now that there is a bypass highway, the road across the dam is a lot less crowded than... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the dam on a organised trip with a lake meal after cruise included. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the same were we experienced a fantastic short film on how the dam was made, we travel 50 stories down to the intake pipes, saw the turbines and learned how they work through a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a quick 30 minute drive from Las Vegas. Come and park in the free lots if there is space, otherwise you will face a $10 fee. We didn’t do a tour. We simply walked both sides of the dam and admired this engineering feat and the gorgeous river gorge and beautiful sky. Do not miss a visit here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hoover dam is an amazing feat of engineering. Our 7 and 8 year old kids really enjoyed the power plant tour. It begins with a 10 min video, which is really grainy and probably about 35 years old. It doesn't do justice to Hoover dam. It is high time for a new video to be commissioned, especially for what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend to visit this place around October. Not crowded and perfect temperatura. If you have kids so take some old bread with you to feed fish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place gets overcrowded quick! The longer tour sells out very early and is not available for purchase online. The longer tour is worth the extra money. Security is typical for national monuments but insufficient for the crowds. The line to get in is ridiculous. My biggest complaint was that they rush groups through with little to no time for... More 

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Saint Jerome, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours there and were amazed by this engineering beauty!! We felt so small comparing to this big wall!!

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Hoover Dam Tour. Some tour guides were better than others. Joe was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable about the history and the workings of Hoover Dam. The views were great. We were really surprised to see the art deco decor inside the dam itself.

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