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Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum Tours

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Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
The tiny Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story behind the development of Boulder City amid the hostile desert and the monumental undertaking of the construction of the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression. Located on the second floor of the historic white brick Boulder Dam Hotel itself created to house visiting VIPs—the museum is a popular stop for visitors from Las Vegas en route to the dam.

An experiential museum with a focus on people – the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum is filled with dioramas, diary pages, documents and oral histories that tell the tales of the intrepid workers who traveled from all over the United States with their families to build what was then the world’s largest dam. Soundscapes of construction and era video immerse visitors in the experience of dam construction. Around 21,000 people helped to build the dam and the amount of concrete poured during its construction could pave a transcontinental highway from New York to LA.

Visitors to the museum will also appreciate that the dam wasn’t the worker’s only feat. First they transformed Ragtown—a slew of tent dwellings inhabited by wishful workers along the Colorado River—into the town of Boulder City, Nevada. The community, planned with federal oversight, was designed to be a temporary model town, but it continues to thrive today.

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The museum and hotel are located at 1305 Arizona Street in Boulder City, NV, 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas on I-515 and eight miles from the Hoover Dam.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and students. The museum is open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days, from 10am-5pm. The museum is sometimes included in land-based tours of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead from Las Vegas.
Address: 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City, Nevada 89005, USA
Hours: Open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days, from 10am-5pm.
Admission: $2 for adults and $1 for children and students
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Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas

Small-Group Hoover Dam VIP Tour from Las Vegas

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Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to Hoover Dam on this guided, 5-hour, small-group sightseeing adventure from Las Vegas. Visit the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and Generator Room, enjoy an informational movie and check out the view from the top of the dam and Lake Mead. Learn about the history of Hoover Dam, with an abundance of staggering facts. On the return trip to Las Vegas, make a short visit to a local park where herds of bighorn sheep typically graze. All entrance fees, snacks and bottled water are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Hoover Dam Half Day Tour

Private Hoover Dam Half Day Tour

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The Hoover Dam is currently closed to the public due to Covid 19. We DO take guests interested in the history of the construction of the Dam into Boulder City, Birthplace of the Hoover Dam, to enjoy a full exhibition on the Dam as well as take in some beautiful views of Lake Mead, whose waters are held back by the dam. Tour Master Erwin, will convey alot of area history and history of the dam! This is an exclusive private tour consisting of your party only! Your health and safety are our priority. Minimum 2 Passengers, enjoy the luxury and comfort of our new high top conversion van with large reclining Captain's Chairs, TV and Wifi to stay connected and your tour will become one of your fondest memories of your Vegas Trip. That is our goal - we're not just about tours, we're about memories!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boulder City Historic District Self-guided Tour from Las Vegas

Boulder City Historic District Self-guided Tour from Las Vegas

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Independent travelers will enjoy this self-guided tour of the Boulder City Historic District from Las Vegas. With round-trip transportation from Las Vegas, there's no need to rent a car and you can enjoy the scenery on the journey. Once there, you can explore at your own pace, getting to know the historic city's antique shops, eateries, and the Boulder Dam Motel and Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum hours of operation?
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Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum hours of operation: Open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days, from 10am-5pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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