Hoover Dam Bypass
Hoover Dam Bypass
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The 2,000-foot-long bridge spans the Colorado River canyon. As the world's highest concrete arch bridge, it shows off spectacular views of Hoover Dam.
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  • yitz10
    Fort Lee, New Jersey40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Miracle of engineering
    Breathtaking views of the dam. Interesting tour of the inner workings (it pays to take the full hour tour). They were doing construction and parking was chaotic and far away, with no room to drop off even a handicapped person. Entry to the tour at the visitor center through security was difficult and staff was rude. Reservations have to be done on site at time of entry.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Kathleen R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to visit!
    The power plant tour is absolutely worth the time and money! This structure is amazing and learning about this engineering feat is so great for kids and adults! We took the tour, looked around both inside and outside, then got the aerial view as we flew home the next day. It was very worthwhile!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Bonnie M
    Grand Rapids, Michigan185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool way to see the Hoover Dam!
    We visited Hoover Dam 16 years ago and the bypass was being built then. We were excited to come back to discover that we could walk across the bypass and see spectacular views of Hoover Dam! Great job on the walkway up to the bypass and all the information about the construction of it. We would recommend checking it out when you are visiting the Dam!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Indy-ND
    South Bend, Indiana3,563 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is where you will get one of the most iconic photos in Nevada.
    You will need to get off the highway and walk out onto the bridge if you want a view. Heading from Nevada into Arizona, you couldn't see anything because of the wall dividing the east/west lanes. That's probably a good thing since people will gawk at it. If you do head to the parking area, be aware that it can fill up quickly. It is a tour bust stop, wo people show up in droves. The picture is pretty epic though. It's definitely worth the time.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2024
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Raena N
Scottsdale, AZ48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My family and I recently embarked on an excursion to the iconic Hoover Dam, and despite some unexpected twists, it was a memorable experience worth recounting.

The weather was windy, adding an extra element of adventure to our journey. Despite the gusts, we had a blast exploring the area together. However, we encountered a slight hiccup when we realized, albeit too late, that only service animals are permitted on the premises. Nevertheless, our husky seemed to relish his scenic walk, adding a touch of charm to our visit.

We made our way to one of the many lookout options, eager to immerse ourselves in the rich history and breathtaking views that awaited us. Pausing at the lookout, we took a moment to absorb a brief overview of the dam's history, marveling at the sheer magnitude of human ingenuity and hard work that went into its construction.

The panoramic vistas stretched before us, offering a glimpse into the past and reminding us of the remarkable feats achieved by those who came before us. From the towering structure of the dam itself to the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape, every aspect of the vista was a testament to human perseverance and determination.

Despite the minor setback with our furry companion, our visit to Hoover Dam was an unforgettable experience filled with awe-inspiring sights and cherished family moments. It served as a poignant reminder of the importance of both historical preservation and enjoying the simple pleasures of nature's beauty.
Written April 11, 2024
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
You will need to get off the highway and walk out onto the bridge if you want a view. Heading from Nevada into Arizona, you couldn't see anything because of the wall dividing the east/west lanes. That's probably a good thing since people will gawk at it.

If you do head to the parking area, be aware that it can fill up quickly. It is a tour bust stop, wo people show up in droves. The picture is pretty epic though. It's definitely worth the time.
Written April 10, 2024
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Bonnie M
Grand Rapids, MI185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited Hoover Dam 16 years ago and the bypass was being built then. We were excited to come back to discover that we could walk across the bypass and see spectacular views of Hoover Dam! Great job on the walkway up to the bypass and all the information about the construction of it. We would recommend checking it out when you are visiting the Dam!
Written March 10, 2024
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Kenneth E
Erwin, TN520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Forget the $15 fam tour. This bridge is way better and it's free to walk across. It's an easy hike up to the bridge. They have ramps or steps.
Written March 10, 2024
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Susan S
Mossley, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A must if you stay in Vegas. Amazing to see & driving over the dam gave me goosebumps. Definitely recommend.
You can view from the bridge then dive down & park for $10 or drive over.
Written January 26, 2024
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marie b
Winnipeg, Canada255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
There is a climb uphill to get to this lookout. 4 flights of stairs or the ramp up. Great views of the dam, was expecting a visitors centre and just assumed we were in the wrong place. Didn’t bother to try and drive around to find it, just left.
Written December 4, 2023
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I'm so glad we found this place! It's 100% free and has the best views of the dam. It's a short walk to the bridge from the parking area, but the views are totally worth it! Don't miss this!
Written September 7, 2023
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M M
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A quick stop. What we saw and heard about was really good.
Would like to go back and get the full tour.
Written July 2, 2023
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Sarah K
Barcelona12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Definitely worth the trip to the bridge as the dam. Both incredible feats of engineering. Look out for the memorial plaque to the dam mascot dog - cute story of humanity.
Written June 23, 2023
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Kathleen R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The power plant tour is absolutely worth the time and money! This structure is amazing and learning about this engineering feat is so great for kids and adults! We took the tour, looked around both inside and outside, then got the aerial view as we flew home the next day. It was very worthwhile!
Written June 14, 2023
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