Hoover Dam is a testimony
to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects
in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during
the Depression; thousands of men and their families
came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River.
It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren
land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now,
years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned
structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark
and has been rated by the American Society of Civil
Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil
The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours
through the Hoover Dam and Power Plant in 1937. Today,
close to 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
on US Highway 93 at the Nevada-Arizona border.
Parking Garage: Open 8:00 a.m. -- Close 6:00 p.m.
Tour Center: Summer
Open 9:00 a.m. -- Close 6:00 p.m. Tickets sold until
Note: To see it all,
we recommend visitors arrive by 4:00 p.m. Pedestrians
are prohibited from the top of the dam during hours
Admission Fees: Parking
fee: $7.00. (cash only)
The busiest season is in the summer from Memorial Day
until Labor Day. Another busy time is during Spring
Break. The slowest months are January and February.
The least crowded time of day for tours is from 9:00
a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 4:45 pm.
The Hoover Dam Tour Center and the Hoover Dam Discovery
Tour are wheelchair accessible.
For more information:
For reservation information about Hoover Dam tours
during operating hours contact us at:
Tel: (702) 494-2517
Fax: (702) 494-2587
From 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time
Toll free number is (866) 291-TOUR
Fax number is (702) 798-3651
There is a small processing fee for reservations
in addition to the normal tour price.
If you can't get through on the reservation
phone line, send an e-mail with your name and phone
number to Hoover Dam Reservations at email@example.com.
Note: this e-mail address is for reservation comments
and questions only.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
ANYWHERE ON SITE.