Hoover Dam Visitor Center
The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam and Power Plant in 1937. More than 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 U.S. Highway 93
at the Nevada-Arizona border. Click here for
maps and driving instructions, and where to go after you get here.
- OPERATING HOURS:
- Open 9:00 AM -- Close 5:00 PM
- The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for
Thanksgiving and Christmas. All times are for the Pacific time zone.
Note: The Visitor Center will be closed June 17, 2002. No tours will be available
that day. The parking garage will also be closed for the day. The road across Hoover Dam (highway 93) will be closed to traffic from 11:00 a.m. to midnight on June 17, 2002. All traffic must use the detour during those times.The Visitor Center will
reopen for tours on June 18 at 9:00 a.m., and the first tour will commence
at approximately 9:15 a.m.
Note: Ticket sales for the Discovery Tour
will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. The visitor center will close
at 5:00 p.m. To see it all, we recommend visitors arrive by 3:00 p.m. Pedestrians
are prohibited from the top of the dam during hours of darkness.
- ADMISSION FEES:
- Parking fee: $5.00.
- Discovery Tour (for more information click here)
and Dependents (Adults & Seniors)
- Semi-trucks (18-wheelers)
are prohibited from crossing the dam at this time. Those vehicles must use
the detour through Laughlin, NV on highway 95. Most
passenger vehicles are allowed to cross the dam at this time. However, stopping
on top of the dam in a vehicle is strictly prohibited. Pedestrians are prohibited
from the top of the dam during hours of darkness. For a full list of allowed
and prohibited vehicles see our Traffic Advisory
Special Note: The road across Hoover Dam (highway 93) will be closed to traffic from 11:00 a.m.
to midnight on June 17, 2002. All traffic must use the detour during those times.
- 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. At all times, the least
crowded tours are during the first two hours of the day.
Dam is located in a desert climate. It gets HOT in the summer. During summer
months it is recommended that you wear light clothing and a hat, use sun screen
and sun glasses, and carry water bottles on the tour. (Food, chewing gum,
canned drinks and drinks in cups are NOT allowed on tour or in the buildings.)
are not allowed anywhere on site.
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Last updated: June 2002