Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, Boulder City: Address, Hoover Dam Reviews: 4.5/5

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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 center and guided tours.
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Travelingw6
Wauseon, OH241 contributions
Good site. Short visit.
Oct 2021 • Family
It is an impressive site! We took the tour. It's $10 a person that is age 4 and up. My 4 year old did not get $10 worth of knowledge. The tour starts with a 10 minute movie. Then it moves upstairs to a self guided tour. Some of the exhibits were not working. Then you can go to an observation deck for a different view. It was fun to walk around the dam and see the site.
Written October 14, 2021
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Sarah1517
Chesapeake, VA260 contributions
Fun!
Oct 2021 • Couples
I’ll be honest I wasn’t excited about making the stop to see this, it’s never really been on my radar of things to see. But I’m glad we did! The amount of work and grandness of this structure is amazing. Tours are not currently operating because of covid but you can still walk around and over the dam. Worth a quick visit, we were here about 2 hours total.
Written October 7, 2021
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marsher
North Carolina, USA222 contributions
Paying for the visitor's center is worth it!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We arrived on a miserably hot day, coming from Las vegas. Someone had given us the hint that if we drove past the dam that there was free parking, and they were right.

We walked in the sweltering heat over the dam and into the visitors center where we bought tickets for a very interesting film, question and answer session, a museum, and then a old fashioned but fabulous multimedia presentation.

We both learned a ton about geology and geography and engineering.

The tour down into the dam itself was closed, and one day we hope to go back and do that.

Written October 2, 2021
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LongabergerLady
Oconto Falls, WI220 contributions
Vacation in Arizona
Oct 2021 • Couples
We were vacationing in western Arizona and decided to go to the Hoover Dam, since we were so close. Pictures do not do it justice. This is an awesome structure. The tours weren’t available that day, so that was disappointing, but no disappointment seeing this.
Written October 1, 2021
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Lee Ann Murray
Dallas, TX214 contributions
Engineering Marvel with a View!
Sep 2021
I had a business conference in Vegas and took a side trip to the Dam. It's shocking how low the water level is. There are 2 places to park, one lot on either side of the bridge. The fee was $10 to park, I parked in the garage by the visitor center which actually had some of the best views. It's not an intense walk across, make sure you walk on both sides. You can see the cranks/pulley system, I thought that was cool. The visitor center was open and tours were going on (some reviewers had said they weren't). Even at the end of September it was hot, bring a hat and sunscreen.
Written September 29, 2021
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bjolds
Stafford, VA89 contributions
Amazing View
Sep 2021
Walking across the Dam gives the visitor a great perspective the massive undertaking that occurred to get this built. Disappointed that the tours to the dam were not happening, but did get to walk through the Visitor Center to learn more about what the men encountered during the construction. Ensure that you walk all the way to the Arizona side.
Written September 29, 2021
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Maria O
Oakland, CA875 contributions
Beautiful site to visit water level is very low
Aug 2021
I had heard that the water level at the dam was very low and since we were in Vegas, we decided to visit the dam. We were astonished to see how low the water level was. When I last visited, the water level was very high – not this time. Much of the wall of the dam is now exposed. It was sad to see however, you can see what an engineering feat this project was. If you are visiting from out of town, this is definitely a spot to view this beautiful site.
Written September 24, 2021
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BW A
27 contributions
fun walk across the dam
Sep 2021
Unique experience to walk across the dam. We had handicapped parking - opted to drive to AZ side and park in a lit right next to the bridge instead of the parking garage on the NV side - handicap parking was free. We didn't pay to go into visitor center - didn't seem like any tours were running, wasn't worth the $. Bathrooms were in the towers of the dam - convenient to use (didn't look handicap accessible though)
Written September 22, 2021
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Dmitry Li
13 contributions
Clear your mind while walking there :)
Jul 2021
Quiet, nonewindy walk. Amazing view. They have small buffet at the Nevada side - nice hot dogs, for sure!
Written September 15, 2021
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Stephen S
Petal, MS391 contributions
Awesome Place to Visit
Aug 2021
We loved visiting the Hoover Dam. We stopped off while traveling through and spent a few hours there, touring the site and took many photos.
Written September 7, 2021
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