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  • Address: Hwy. 93, Boulder City, USA
  • 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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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk, Las Vegas, null
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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

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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, with ...  Read more

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

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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

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Let professional local guides take you on an all-inclusive tour of Hoover Dam, educating you on all aspects of Hoover Dam in an informative and entertaining ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.99
Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise

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Take a tour of the mighty Hoover Dam, where you'll explore the inside of the dam, walk through a 250-foot-long tunnel and view the 650-foot-long Nevada wing of ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Hoover Dam Hummer Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Hoover Dam Hummer Tour

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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, ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.99
Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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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

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Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

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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 $164.99
Outdoor Shooting Range Package from Las Vegas with Optional ATV and Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour, ... 
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Outdoor Shooting Range Package from Las Vegas with Optional ATV and Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

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Set in the Mohave Desert, enjoy the chance to shoot a wide variety of guns at a military style outdoor range on this shooting adventure from Las Vegas. Your ...  Read more

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

From USD $215.89
Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Tour the Hoover Dam from the inside out on the this half-day trip from Las Vegas. Spend the morning or afternoon exploring this national landmark which sits on ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.99
River Raft and Hoover Dam Combination Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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River Raft and Hoover Dam Combination Tour from Las Vegas

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This 12-mile (20-km), 3.5 hour smooth-water rafting tour starts at the base of the magnificent Hoover Dam and continues down some of the most beautiful canyons ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.99
Hoot and Hoover Dam Tour, Las Vegas, White Water Rafting & Float Trips
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Hoot and Hoover Dam Tour

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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

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