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Review of Hoover Dam Bypass

Hoover Dam Bypass
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Ranked #11 of 462 things to do in Las Vegas
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Although the displays and exhibits were interesting but the customer service was lacking. The tour was decent but there was no information about how to sign up for the long tour and once you enter the visitor center - you aren't allowed to re-enter. So make sure you have enough water and have eaten or have anything else you need before you go in. Also, check the weather. The outside portion offers some great views but don't know if I would make a specific trip to see it.

Thank Becky C
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was a very enjoyable way to spend part of the day. Our tour guide was very humorous and informative. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did so it was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Kapperkelly
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I would definitely do this trip again! this is an awesome experience. The tour is very informative and the staff are very knowledgeable.

Thank Katie P
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

When in Vegas or any other neighboring city, the Hoover Dam is well worth the trip. About an hour drive from Vegas, the road winds through the desert, small towns and Boulder City. I don't believe you can stop on the bypass. There is parking next to the bypass and you can then walk across the bypass. On windy days, it's a bit of a challenge.

The Hoover Dam itself is the main attraction. The bypass offers a spectacular view of the Dam.

When visiting the dam, it is worth the cost to take a tour inside the Dam. The tours are informative. There is a basic tour which lasts about an hour and a more extensive tour which lasts a couple of hours. After the tours, you are free to walk across the Dam from one end to the other. Arizona to Nevada.

I would suggest bringing your own food. The choices are limited and resemble the food sold at 7-11 and it is very expensive for what you are getting. They are 2 gift shops. The first is pricey and filled with the same, familiar gift shop stuff. The second shop has food and a few small gift items, which are nearly half the price of the "main" gift shop. So, check both locations before you buy something.

This is worth a trip to see.

2  Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

An easy drive from Las Vegas is The Hoover Dam is well worth the visit. It costs $7 to park and $11 for the short tour to the power station. With the tour you with a short film of the building of the dam, then enter a lift and drop 500 feet to see the massive steel pipes that feed the power station. You then walk along a well lit tunnel to the power station itself, or at least half of it. this is followed by a return in the lift where there is a room full of informative displays and dioramas where you do a self tour. I got a lot out of the tour and thought it fair value.
The dam is spectacular and you can appreciate what a mammoth engineering feat it was. If it had never been built the area it serves would be vastly different today as the dam supplies not only water but electricity. There is a more comprehensive.$30 tour but we did not go on it.
We spent nearly 2 hours at the dam site and any less would be a rush. My wife said the first set of toilets after the car park were WET or flooded, she was unimpressed. It may have been bad timing. I used the male toilets inside the visitors centre and they were modern and clean.

4  Thank mmcin719
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