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The Hoover Dam Is Minutes From The Las Vegas Strip

A Day Trip to the Hoover Dam From Las Vegas


The Hoover Dam Is Minutes From The Las Vegas Strip

Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

Location of the Hoover Dam: Highway 93 at the Nevada/Arizona Border

Rent a car for your day trip to the Hoover Dam

Phone the Hoover Dam: Toll free (866) 291-TOUR

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See their website for more details on the Hoover Dam

Hours at the Hoover Dam:

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)


       Hours of Operations:
                         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

                         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)

The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas days.


Prices for the Power plant Tour:

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


Prices for the Hoover Dam Tour:

Adults, Seniors, Juniors & U.S. Military $30.00
NO children under age 8 permitted
Note: This tour is NOT accessible for visitors with wheelchairs or crutches


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Description of the Hoover Dam:

My early memories of the Hoover Dam include taking the elevator down the concrete shaft that takes you to the base. The entire way my day would crack “Dam” jokes just to make sure I would not get nervous about the possibility of getting stuck midway between the top and the bottom.

The Hoover Dam tour has changed but you still ride the elevator down through the concrete and this massive piece of human engineering is still incredibly impressive. Take an afternoon and try to picture what it would have been like to be part of the construction crew. It is well worth the drive from Las Vegas.

See a detailed description of the Hoover Dam Discovery tour

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