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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 70%Adventure Travelers
- 69%Family Travelers
- 61%Local Culture
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (91)
- Hoover DamMar 12, 2014
Don't miss seeing this magnificent structure! Take the bridges across and stop to take in the scenery. Take Moapa Valley Drive down through Lake Mead National Recreation Area for a part of Vegas hardly seen! A beautiful drive!
- Hoover DamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 11, 2014
My first visit to Hoover Dam! I came here during a trip to Vegas. The dam was about 45 minutes driving distance away from the Vegas Strip. A must-see when in Vegas if you have time and a car.
In 2010, a new arch bridge called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was built across the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada. We stopped to visit the bridge, which provided an amazing view of Hoover Dam. What an engineering masterpiece!
Parking lot next to the bridge was free while the garage parking at the dam's visitor center was $10.
- Hoover DamJan 17, 2014
awesome day trip stop at Boulder city on way. The descendants of the dam workers have combined memorabilia,pictures and history lessons to give you a wonderful picture of who they were, and why they came, their struggles and sacrifices. Stop at Boulder city first, before dam tour makes all the difference.
Boulder dam hotel houses the museum, next dorr is the boulder city theater, a supporting patron is Desi Arnez Jr and wife.
- Hoover DamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3First to ReviewNov 17, 2013
Great place for lots of traffic not a lot of accessibility, but if you have not seen Hover Dam then go early in the morning where the heat would not a be factor. also the tours are full of steps.
- Hoover DamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
I have to admit. I am lover of nature and art and I don't always know to how to appreciate those magnificent man-made structures... such as the Hoover Dam.
It is an engineering marvel and it was really impressive to look at but didn't get me all that excited. Especially not under those unforgiving 100F+ weather.
The history of the dam was interesting but I couldn't decide if the tour was really worth the price tag. It is close enough to Vegas and on the way to Grand Canyon so it was a logical choice to stop at this national landmark. Just keep in mind you could park at a free parking lot and skip the tour to save some money and time.
- Hoover DamOct 18, 2013
This is one of those places that is way cooler than you think it's going to be. Show up early in the morning to get tickets for one of the tours that actually take you underneath the dam to where the massive power generators are. Back up top, you can take a self-guided interpretive tour. My favorite spots are in front of the memorial Winged Figures of the Republic sculpture and atop the new bypass bridge, which you can walk all the way out onto for a dizzying perspective on the dam itself and the Colorado River, too.
- Hoover DamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 3Aug 07, 2013
Hard to believe how people could built such grandiose construction. So much water brought and kept in the middle of the desert. The view from helicopter is incredible. You can take a tour by car as well. It is about 40 minutes from Vegas. On the way you may visit Indian village as well and some other attractions. Its forbidden to stop over the dam, so if you want to stay and enjoy the view you may do it in the restaurant before the dam. Highly recommended!
- Hoover DamJun 02, 2013
Definitely a place to visit! Whenever I visit Vegas, it is a must to walk and just sit and ponder the wonders of the dam and the multiple hours of manpower it took to build such an awe inspiring, massive, water capturing system. The many feats of mankind, it never fails to amaze me.
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Aliases: Boulder Dam, Boulder Canyon Dam, Hover Dam