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  • Address: Hwy. 93
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 6pm
  • Admission: Visitor Center $8
Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam) is one of the largest in America. It was built between 1931 and 1936 across Black Canyon and above the mighty Colorado River. It's a national historical landmark with remarkable views of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and the canyons and valleys surrounding it. Needless to say, Hoover Dam is a must-see attraction.

The dam is named after Herbert Hoover, the U.S. president who agreed to have the dam built so that Nevada, California, and Arizona could increase irrigation waters and manage flood waters, and create hydroelectric-power. It was built in just five years - an impressive feat, considering the dam is made of enough concrete to pave a road from New York to California.

Hoover Dam stands 726 feet (220 m) above the Colorado River. The observation deck set above the dam provides scenic, 360-degree views of the Colorado River and nearby Lake Mead. Visitors can also tour through the inside of the dam, entering into the inspection tunnels. It is here that you’ll encounter inspection markings written on the walls over 70 years ago.

Practical Info

Hoover Dam is 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, on the border of Arizona and Nevada. More than 1 million people visit Hoover Dam each year. On summer weekends expect long lines and heavy traffic to/from the area.

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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 915 Reviews

This is the "Best of the Best" Hoover Dam Tour! Your professional tour guides will educate and entertain you on all aspects of Hoover Dam in an  ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.99
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Hoover Dam Hummer Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 117 Reviews

See the Hoover Dam in style aboard a Hummer H2. On your way to the dam, watch a DVD in the Hummer that will prepare you for your tour. At Hoover Dam, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99

Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam Twilight Helicopter Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

Take a sunset helicopter flight over Hoover Dam before flying over the Las Vegas Strip on an exciting twilight adventure.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.99

Super Hoover Dam Express Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Get ready for a fast, funny and informative tour of Hoover Dam! Depart from one central location to save time in Las Vegas traffic traveling from one hotel to ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Hoot and Hoover Dam Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Learn all about the magnificent Hoover Dam on this in-depth tour from Las Vegas. Your informative and humorous comedian guide leads you on an adventure that ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.99

Hoover Dam Mountain Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Experience one of the newest bike paths in the Las Vegas Valley where you will enjoy panoramic views of Lake Mead and visit the Hoover Dam. Round-trip Las ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.99

Biplane Tour of Las Vegas Including Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience Sin City from a different perspective – from the air! On this exhilarating tour of Las Vegas aboard an open-cockpit biplane, admire incredible ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: Varies

From USD $348.99

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3216 Reviews

Hit the highway out of Las Vegas and spend the day touring the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. On this day trip you'll have four hours at the Grand Canyon, ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.99
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Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

Travel to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas in style and comfort aboard a luxury SUV. Your experienced guide will share many points of interest along the way so you ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.99

Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

4 star rating: Recommended 302 Reviews

Your trip to Las Vegas won't be complete without a tour of the mighty Hoover Dam! Built during the Depression, thousands of men came to Black Canyon to tame ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 5- to 9 hours

From USD $52.99
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