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Hoover Dam, Boulder City

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover. The Visitor's Center is located at 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City, AZ 89005. Phone: (702) 494-2517
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  • It's worth the time to see this engineering feat built by workers so many years ago. The walkway has beautiful views of the dam and river on both sides. $10 to park and $10 to get into the Visitor Cen...  more »
  • On the drive from Vegas to the Grand Canyon you should definitely stop to see this spectacular building and also walk over it.
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