Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum is located in historic downtown Boulder City, inside the Boulder Dam Hotel. The Museum can be accessed on the first floor of the Hotel.
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  • A Joe I
    Las Vegas, Nevada430 contributions
    Free, informative and worth repeating
    This little treasure is housed in the original Boulder dam hotel. It is a self guided tour with a video, tgat takes about 15 minutes and us very informative. Plus there’s a great gift shop, super restaurant, an underground speakeasy, fireplace and hotel rooms.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 14, 2022
  • Stan H
    New Caney, Texas316 contributions
    January Visit
    We loved this tour! Very awaking experience, the pure size of the dam and the tunnels. Started in 1931 and finished in 1936 two years ahead of schedule. The tour was great and learned many things about the dam. Was called Boulder dam then changed to hoover dam. I would recommend this tour. This dam is a part of history. Stan H.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 27, 2023
  • Family_Tripster_05
    Alberta, Canada143 contributions
    A great "add-on" to you Hoover Dam experience
    We went to the museum AFTER being at the Hoover Dam and touring around there... and we still learned lots of things we hadn't learned about at the dam site. This museum really does a nice job of addressing the human/ worker/ community impact of the dam. The displays and videos are informative and well done. There were some hands-on type artifacts (although a few of them were out of order). If you are in Boulder City, or want to add to your Hoover Dam experience, plan to spend a minimum of 30-60 minutes at this museum. This attraction is free, but they do accept donations.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 5, 2023
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Vickers55
Cambridge, UK701 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Wonderful and detailed museum outlining the fascinating story of how the hoover dam was built. Worth a visit as it adds to the awe you experience on seeing the actual dam. It is in the old hotel and part of the historic centre. Weill worth visiting and free
Written April 15, 2023
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Family_Tripster_05
Alberta, Canada143 contributions
Feb. 2023
We went to the museum AFTER being at the Hoover Dam and touring around there... and we still learned lots of things we hadn't learned about at the dam site. This museum really does a nice job of addressing the human/ worker/ community impact of the dam. The displays and videos are informative and well done.
There were some hands-on type artifacts (although a few of them were out of order).
If you are in Boulder City, or want to add to your Hoover Dam experience, plan to spend a minimum of 30-60 minutes at this museum.
This attraction is free, but they do accept donations.
Written March 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stan H
New Caney, TX316 contributions
Jan. 2023
We loved this tour! Very awaking experience, the pure size of the dam and the tunnels. Started in 1931 and finished in 1936 two years ahead of schedule. The tour was great and learned many things about the dam. Was called Boulder dam then changed to hoover dam. I would recommend this tour. This dam is a part of history. Stan H.
Written January 27, 2023
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A Joe I
Las Vegas, NV430 contributions
Dec. 2022
This little treasure is housed in the original Boulder dam hotel. It is a self guided tour with a video, tgat takes about 15 minutes and us very informative. Plus there’s a great gift shop, super restaurant, an underground speakeasy, fireplace and hotel rooms.
Written December 14, 2022
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Prentiss S
6 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Couples
The tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable. Boulder City museum gave me childhood flashbacks. You must book this tour
Written December 8, 2022
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,683 contributions
Oct. 2022
This museum is located inside a historic hotel and tells the story of the building of the Hoover Dam. It gives background information which is useful when you visit the actual dam.
Written November 21, 2022
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Michelle J
Atlanta, GA25 contributions
Oct. 2022
We stopped in to use the restroom and found ourselves walking though the entire exhibit. It was late Thursday evening and it was just us and 2 other couples. The entire exhibit was wonderfully done and really showed the hardships the workers went through. Sound - Pictures - Fascinating!
Written November 7, 2022
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David W
Edmonton, Canada2,174 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Well worth the visit. Great to see the displays and read the stories about the construction of the dam before visiting it. Definitely recommend making the stop. Nice cafe’s and restaurants around the museum as well. Free entrance through the hotel and ample free parking on the streets around the museum.
Written October 24, 2022
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Joe M
Houston, TX2,691 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Good overview of the huge construction project. Activities for young and old. The movie at the end of the display should be seen first. So go left and see it and then start over.
Written October 12, 2022
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2_sr_travelers
San Francisco, CA83 contributions
Aug. 2022
Located a bit out of the way on the second floor of the hotel but it's a gem. Very informative and thorough display. Recommend visiting this museum before going to Hoover Dam and the visitor center. Focus of this display is on the hearty and courageous people who build the dam.
Written August 29, 2022
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