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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 Engineering Wonders.

Tour Information
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.

Operating Hours:
Parking Garage: Open 8:00 a.m. -- Close 6:00 p.m.

Tour Center: Summer Hours:
Open 9:00 a.m. -- Close 6:00 p.m. Tickets sold until 5:15 p.m.

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 of darkness.

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 call 702-597-5970
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 hooverdam@showtickets.com. Note: this e-mail address is for reservation comments and questions only.


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