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.
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.
For more information, see “Visiting Hoover Dam: A Traveler’s Guide”
- 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?
With the Hoover Dam project almot assured, the Las Vegas Age of Jun 5, 1928 was very optimistic (as it always was) about the growth and future success of the town of Las Vegas, NV. https://t.co/Wzuzn27CcA
"…Las Vegas is very close to the beginning of its greatness…" pic.twitter.com/c4GTaiIZaF
— HISTORY:nevada (@HistoryNevada) June 5, 2019
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