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Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic

The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam.

The dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

Directions
Take US Highway 93 to Nevada State Route 172. The dam is on the Nevada-Arizona border. Click here for maps and driving/parking instructions, and directions on where to go after you get here. 

Key Links
usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam
usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/service/index.html
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@usbr

For more information, see “Visiting Hoover Dam: A Traveler’s Guide”

Questions

  • What do locals in Boulder City call the dam?
  • What tours are available on site and nearby?
  • Where can one park and see the dam?

Photos
Compass

Highway 93 Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Hoover Dam and Power House

Hoover Dam

Elsewhere on the Web
bouldercitychamber.com
The Hoover Dam: A World Renowned Concrete Monument – David Moore (1999)

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