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Address: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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There are no words as to how impressive this is. To be able to walk across and take it all in was great. Leave your car in the car park ($10) and stroll down to the bypass and... read more

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are no words as to how impressive this is. To be able to walk across and take it all in was great. Leave your car in the car park ($10) and stroll down to the bypass and you could see everything. There is a visitor center and tour but doing it by yourself is adequate. That's it ticked off... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went recently and had a great experience. It would be hard to visualize how massive a project this was without seeing it in person. The tour was fine, and we walked out onto the dam/bridge.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive. If you don't mind a short walk parking is FREE on the other side of the dam otherwise pay to park closer. See this BEFORE you go to the Grand Canyon.

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Meridian, ID
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a Tuesday afternoon - apparently with everyone else on the planet. When we did get there it took over 20 minutes to get parked once we were in the garage. The way it was set up was chaotic. We didn't mind paying $10 for parking but then we found out you have to pay again to get... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driving out to The Hoover Dam we took the route through the Lake Mead Recreation Park. This made for a lovely ride surrounded by the beauty of the Mohave Desert. It was easy to park and walk along the dam. There are speakers at one point that play a thread of information about the dam and the history of the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hadn't been here in years, and was impressed with the improvements they've made to accommodate growing crowds. I was a bit nervous about taking the full tour, as i can get a bit claustrophobic, but i had no problems. Take the full tour if you can - it's worth it. Obviously the views are amazing and it's just a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Any engineering wonder. Leaned over the edge and just thought about all the lives lost building this and how many millions benefit from it everyday. The tours are a scam, just go and walk around to look. You can walk or drive across without fees and get into the gift shop too for free. Go early before 9am !!! Pay... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Vegas with my family, wife & 2 teenagers we decided to drive over to see Hoover Dam. Only an hour drive with a bit of traffic going thru security before tge Dam. Parking was crazy as we visited Easter week but eventually we managed to get a spot, $10.00 to park. There's a great cafe for lunch with... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're at all interested in engineering and history this is a must. Do the dam and power station tours, they're not too expensive. A word of warning, eat before you go through security because there's no food or drink on the other side, just the outlet near the carpark, so you'd need to go through security twice if you're... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow...was this place crazy busy on Good Friday. One of their busiest days ever according to staff. Still they somehow managed to get everyone through the tour. If you are going to do the tour do both of them, you're already in there you may as well. The film was quite good and overall this place was far more impressive... More 

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