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Hoover Dam, Boulder City

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 the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover. The Visitor's Center is located at 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City, AZ 89005. Phone: (702) 494-2517
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  • Hoover dam is massive and is a wonderful experience you can drive across the top and you can take tours down into the bottom where they make the electricity I was absolutely amazed when we took the to...  more »
  • Family from out of town came for a visit, so we decided to take them to see Hoover Dam. We have been there several times. That would make it our third time. We actually went the day after Thanksgiving...  more »
  • We enjoyed our time at the dam, however, there was an issue with the elevators going down to the generator viewing area, so the wait in line was more than we cared to endure. The museum is good, infor...  more »
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  • It was very enjoyable. It was nice to have options for tours. My toddler and I enjoyed the visitors center, while my husband and son enjoyed the power plant tour. It was incredibly hot outside, so having ample water was really important. It made the difference. It was nice that they provided cooling areas, after walking across the Dam.
  • Beautiful and scenic. Please do try taking a bottle of water and pouring it over the incline as you will see that the water travels against gravity in an upward manner which is so amazing to watch. Walk around the place and take pictures you will cherish for a lifetime. There is a lake overview spot which is on the way to Hoover dam, about a couple of miles before it where you will see a board towards the left. Go for it as you will see an exhilarating view of the lake of the other side of the dam. Overall 5/5
  • Such a beautiful place with a neat history. Even my 10 year old loved it. We cooled down with an ice cream from the gift shop. We've been here multiple times and it never gets old. It's outstanding.
  • This place is an engineering miracle. This place is awesome and wondrous! Every person in the United States should see this marvel. It is amazing what we as a people can do when we work together. The turbines are enormous!!!! The information given was mind blowing. Did not look over the dam, couldn't bring myself to do. It was ungodly hot on observation deck. ABOUT 115 DEGREES! Was able to plant my feet in two states at once. Nevada and Arizona. Took lots of pictures.
  • Loved my visit to the Hoover Dam. Our tour guide really made it an enjoyable experience. Nice stop if you have a few hours, but make sure you're grabbing tickets for the tour early. They fill up pretty fast.
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