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Hoover Dam, Boulder City

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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 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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  • The tours are pretty expensive (rangong from 15$ to 30$ depending on which you choose) and are very short. We took the 15$ tour which lasyed about 30 minutes and we only got to see the turbines and a ...  more »
  • I would suggest getting there early. We didnt and weren't able to take a tour. Its breathtaking to see and to realize what it took to create this marvel. I'll give it 5 stars after I get to take a tou...  more »
  • The drive to the Dam is worth renting a car for, amazing views along the way. Went on a 109 degree day, too hot for us northerners, so we were grateful for the air-conditioned visitor center. However,...  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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