Hoover Dam Tour

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One of the most magnificent engineering wonders you’ll ever witness.

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 definitely a sight to behold.

Built during the depression in the 1930’s, the project attracted 1,000s of workers to the area vitalized the economy, especially when it came to whiskey and gambling.

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The dam, which is located on the Colorado river in Boulder City 30 minutes away from Las Vegas, created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume, is the largest man-made lake in the Country.
Enough concrete was used to build Hoover Dam to pave a 2-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.
Free self-guided walking tours of the dam are allowed, and there is no charge for parking on the Arizona side of the Dam. Take your camera, and plenty of water if going during the summer months (temperatures frequently reach 105- 115 degrees).

Driving directions from Las Vegas:
Take US 93 South toward Boulder City. If you plan to stay a while at the Dam, Boulder City is a get place to pit stop. Once in Boulder City there will be two ways to get to the Dam. Follow the signs and take the first turn to Hoover Dam. Otherwise if you want to see historic Boulder City, take the other route through town.

Parking Garage: Open 8:00 a.m. — Close 5:15 p.m.
Parking fee: $10.00

Visitor Center: Open 9:00 a.m. — Close 5:00 p.m. (Tickets must be purchased by 4:15 p.m. for access)

Last Visitor Center ticket is sold at 4:15 p.m.
(Tickets sold from 3:45-4:15 p.m. are for Visitor Center Admission only)
Adults (Ages 17-61) $15.00
Seniors (62+) $12.00
Juniors (ages 4-16) $12.00
U.S. Military $12.00
U.S. Military (in Uniform) Free
Children (Ages 0-3) Free

First Powerplant Tour departs at 9:25 a.m.
Last Powerplant Tour departs at 3:55 p.m.

First Dam Tour departs at 9:30 a.m.
Last Dam Tour departs at 3:30 p.m.
Dam Tours (limited to 20 people per tour) may sell-out a couple hours in advance of the last tour.
For more information call: (702) 494-2517.

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