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Distance to Hoover Dam

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Distance to Hoover Dam

We finally decided to rent a car for next week and thought about driving to HD from the Mand Bay..

About how far of drive is it? Should we plan to be there all day?

Any other tips we need?

Mer

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11. Re: Distance to Hoover Dam

Valley of Fire has spectacular scenery. The sandstone formations are outstanding. You can simply drive from formation to formation but you should try to hike on some of the shorter trails. I have done this even during the summer. You just have to be prepared- bring PLENTY of water, sunglasses, a hat and wear closed shoes (some areas are sandy). It is well worth seeing. You will feel like you are in another world. The Hoover Dam/Lake Mead/ Valley of Fire trip is one of the most poplular off strip trips. Lake Mead even has a nice, informative paddle boat cruise.

http://www.parks.nv.gov/vf.htm

http://www.lakemeadcruises.com/

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12. Re: Distance to Hoover Dam

Visitors center opens at 9am. There will be a line. First tour is at 9:30 and everyone wants to get on that one. Don't be in a hurry, take the 10am one. Then you have time to explore the exhibits pretty much all to your selves. You can get tickets for the power house tour online. Hoover Dam has a website. But for the dam tour you have to be there in person. Oh and they have screening like at the airport (metal detectors x-Ray etc). Takes a few more minutes.

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Mashunia: There is shade at the covered picnic benches at the Seven Sisters area. You can sit, eat, drink and enjoy the view.

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14. Re: Distance to Hoover Dam

I believe parking is free on the Arizona side.

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15. Re: Distance to Hoover Dam

Thank you very much everyone for this important info.

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