• Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam

Type: Architecture, Attractions, Historic Sites, Tours and Excursions

Map / Directions 10Best Says

What's appealing about a gigantic wedge of concrete in a remote desert canyon? As it turns out, quite a lot. Hoover Dam was a groundbreaking engineering feat in the 1930s when it was built--even...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 9am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Power Plant Tour (17-61) $15; Senior (62+) $12; Military $12; Child (4-16) $12; Child (0-3) Free
    Visitor Center $10

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "For some of the most dramatic views of Hoover Dam, take a walk on the pedestrian walkway over the Bypass Bridge--look for the parking lot and stairs right after you exit the highway. The narrow walkway is nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River."
  • Tours and Excursions: "You can stand in two states at one time--Arizona and Nevada--on top of Hoover Dam."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The 726-foot high Hoover Dam is an impressive historic landmark long considered one of the world's most impressive engineering achievements.

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