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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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  • Can’t miss seeing this spectacular feat. Take a raft trip on the river and see it from below, its awesome  more »
  • Really informative for all ages from my 5yo tweens and 17yo. I learned too! I especially liked seeing inside the original diversion tubes. Pouring a water bottle off the top of the dam and seeing the ...  more »
  • Hoover Dam we liked visiting this place, it takes 4-5 hours for the full tour of the dam and its exhibitions. Before arriving at the dam, there is a rest area that gives access to the bridge that crosses the Colorado River. The view is beautiful and unique on the Hoover Dam, if you try to see the dam across the bridge by car the walls are very high and you will not see the dam (except buses). There is a very interesting film, an exhibition, but the most anticipated is the guided tour. We took the full guided tour ($ 30 per person), we enter the heart of the dam, the beautiful Terraza passages, you can touch the outside of the dam through a ventilation hatch, generators and the period lift bronze. You should know that store memory is located near the parking lot. Also, if pay you your visit by credit card, your statement of account registration will be Denison Parking, try to understand... You can also walk on the dam, paid $ 10 or free of the side parking Arizona, 15 minute walk. A great activity near Las Vegas
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  • Very cool place to visit! Have to go there sometime in your life. Would have given it 5 stars, but the tours were not available the one day I was there.
  • A must see. Not only is the way this place constructed amazing, but it will remind you of how great the American worker is. You cannot help but walk away from a visit here without a total respect for the people who sacrificed there lives to get this done. The vistas are worth the trip alone.
  • This is one of the most amazing man-made structures in the world. It's size and the nature of what it does will make an impact in you like nothing else. There is a lot of history on this dam, and if you are nearby it's a "must-visit" activity.
  • Though the drive to the Dam is under construction, it was relatively easy to arrive, though the parking garage is limited, so arrive early. It is also a bit expensive to park at $10, but it is worth it not to walk. On the day I went, there were no tours into the Dam itself. The views are wondrous, and the gift shop and cafe are added bonuses. If you have trouble with heights, don't look over the edges!
  • Our dam tour guide, Joe, was awesome. Very cool place. Been there several times. Highly recommend a day trip when visiting Las Vegas.

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Staying in one of downtown’s comfortable hotels keeps you close to the town’s stores, restaurants, and museums while on vacation. There are several theme hotels to choose from, reminiscent of Las Vegas’ glitz and playfulness. A motel located on the outskirts of town is often a cheaper option, and will usually provide convenient access to the highway if you are passing through. Many accommodations offer swimming pools, a great way to cool down after a day exploring in the Nevada heat.
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