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Hoover Dam: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to drive out last minute and were so glad we did. It is a beautiful drive from Vegas with great scenery and winding roads. We rented a car ourselves instead of paying for a tour group. It was around $70 for the day...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of history to uncover here. Have been here a few times and I always seem to learn a little more every time I return. Still amazes me how many men risked their lives to build this.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting tours and exhibits, but incredibly crowded. We had to park in an overflow lot across the dam from the parking garage, and hike about a quarter mile. Something to consider if your party has someone with physical challenges. The food court was equally crowded,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the Hoover Dam before, but felt the need to drive up to the top and take pictures and enjoy the view. We were traveling home from Carson City where my Mom gave me a lot of things, as she is down...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sunshyne_Day
Reviewed 2 days ago

I watched all the short videos before doing the tour. A lot of information. The view for photos were great. Nice weather beautiful colors and a lot of work.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in 2003, and they have made a lot of improvements since then. New visitor center with incredible exhibits detailing all kinds of history tangential to the creation of the dam, a really great introductory film, excellent processes for moving the tour groups along,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Beakertroyd
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted visit it but at first we cant see where the navigation take us, but then we saw it. We found a parkspace, which was a litle furhter to walk but for free. The way was good, so we could seen all from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Reisende03
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I took the longer tour. We had to wait a while which was okay as we needed to eat first. The tour was excellent going down into the structure of the dam and hearing lots of stories about it's history and current...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were thrilled to find that you are still able to drive across the dam, even if only to the free car parks. The car park on the Nevada side costs $10 and is slightly closer to the visitor centre but I would recommend a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kathinated
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was something the boyfriend and I have always talked about doing and wow, what an experience. We Uber'ed out there for $40 1 way but worth it for us. We took the tour and although our guide was personable she was kinda straight to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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October 1, 2019|
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Response from Marjiehughes | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase a tour with a third party beforehand but understand they don’t buy the $15 ticket until they get you there. You paying them for driving you
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July 20, 2019|
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Response from travelingmusician73 | Reviewed this property |
Sure! It's not a bad drive. But, if you are wanting to go on a tour, plan to get there early in the busy season, We arrived just before opening and still stood in a line and ended up in the second group of tours. (That was... More
June 25, 2019|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know. You can walk across during the day.