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Hoover Dam

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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
Phone Number: 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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Well worth a visit

This was well worth a visit on our way to the Grand Canyon. Very interesting history and an enjoyable walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was well worth a visit on our way to the Grand Canyon. Very interesting history and an enjoyable walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For me, it was a fantastic day out in warm weather, learning about something that I'd only ever read about in a book. I stood on it, its a vast structure with a lot of history behind it. I would definitely recommend if you were in Las Vegas and wanted a good morning out, this is the thing for you.... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unbelievable! It took me 42 years to come and see this amazingly engineered dam. The history behind it is incredible. This is a must see for any American.

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Goreville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

amazing man made wonder. in the busy season get there early as it gets crowded. they have a couple of options for tours with the most expensive at $30. although there are things to do it does not take long to see the movie, museum, etc so make sure your tour is as close to your arrival as possible. the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely take a tour to the bottom and watch the documentary explaining the construction. Amazing structure, worth to visit... Weather was 115 F so wear long sleeve clothing to prevent sunburn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hoover Dam and the and nearby Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge were places we were thankful to have taken time out to visit. The dam is huge and as usual, photos can never do it justice. I will say 2 things though - it was hot when we went so don't plan on walking too much if you visit in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was excited to hear the history behind the Hoover dam! What great views and quite interesting facts about the Hoover dam that I never knew! Mostly the reason it was built. Coming from the Midwest don't have rivers that fluctuate in depth that dramatically. What a cool piece of history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Too hot to tour this place in July. Either bring an umbrella or go when it's cooler. We paid to view from the visitor center and it was worth it. It was a nice view from the observation deck. I wish I could have walked around more to see from different angles but it was seriously way too hot (117... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't we all love free or cheap attractions while on vacation? Well, the Hoover Dam offers bang for your buck. You can see much of the outer workings of the dam for free by driving over it and parking to take pics while soaking in the view. Bring plenty of water and make sure the air conditioner is working in... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the tour a few years back and they used to let you out at the base so you could look up and appreciate the view from the base of the dam which also let you get a idea of the power and flow of the river. Now the tour is a trip in the elevators to see the... More 

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