Hoover Dam - A National Historic Landmark

Hoover Dam Visitor Center

NOTICE: 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. Passenger cars, mini-vans, SUV's, RV's, pick-up trucks towing small trailers with personal water craft or small boats, and pick-up trucks with bed mounted campers are allowed to cross the dam at this time. All vehicles are subject to search. 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.

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.

LOCATION:
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.

Special 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)
Adults (Ages 17-61)

$10.00

Seniors (62+)
$8.00
Juniors (Ages 7-16)
$4.00
Military and Dependents (Adults & Seniors)
$8.00
Children (Ages 0-6)
Free

 

Traffic Advisory:

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 page.

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.

VISITATION:
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.

CLIMATE:
Click for Boulder City, Nevada ForecastHoover 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.)

Pets are not allowed anywhere on site.



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Last updated: June 2002