Hoover Dam Bypass
Hoover Dam Bypass
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The 2,000-foot-long bridge spans the Colorado River canyon. As the world's highest concrete arch bridge, it shows off spectacular views of Hoover Dam.
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  • Barefoot29
    Powder Springs, Georgia245 contributions
    Even though the river is low, it is still worth the drive
    We didn't do the tour but we still enjoyed parking and walking across the Dam. If you have a Handicap tag or license, you can park for free in the parking deck on the left side of the road before the Dam. You can then take an elevator to the walkway which goes across the Dam. I would also suggest that you go to the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge which is before the Hoover Dam coming from LasVegas.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 6 January 2023
  • Schmikes19
    London, United Kingdom207 contributions
    Need to see it to believe it
    The sheer scale of this place is something else. It's quite the feat of engineering, and finding out the stories about how it was all constructed is so educational. If you don't have time to drive to the grand canyon, take a trip here, and then the scenic route home. Well worth it!
    Visited November 2022
    Written 11 January 2023
  • Linda B
    74 contributions
    Walked the railroad trail to the Hoover Dam
    It was a beautiful day 62 degrees with sun. We walked the railroad trail to see Hoover Dam. There is a cafe to get food or an ice cream at Hoover Dam and they offer tours. Just enjoyed the outside structure and bridge.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 17 January 2023
  • MsRooze
    Fargo, North Dakota40 contributions
    Go see the dam!
    I've been to Las Vegas many times and was never to the Hoover Dam. We rented a dream car and took every opportunity to go everywhere in it! So the trip to Hoover Dam was perfectly timed and then so very appreciated! This is an impressive bit of Americana -- I hope people will take the time to visit!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 19 February 2023
  • Jim H
    Michigan151 contributions
    Hoover Dam
    Walking across the Hoover Dam Bypass was breathtaking. Looking over the railing and seeing one of the wonders of the world. Imagine 3200 men working 24 hours a day and finishing this project 2 years early. A few feet away, cars and trucks are speeding over the bridge.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Andres Esguerra
    Wake Forest, North Carolina8 contributions
    Fantastic View
    Fantastic view of the dam and the lake. Beautiful walk across the bridge and easy walk up. It wasn’t that long of a visit, but we topped it with lunch in Boulder City and it was a great outing and a break from the noise of Las Vegas.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Pete C
    5 contributions
    Biggest damn ever
    It was a really nice drive across the damn. If you go across and keep going up there's even a better viewpoint. Pull over and take pictures. It's a must. Sheep a giant rattlesnake and lots of tourists.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Grosvenor L
    Redditch, United Kingdom26 contributions
    Amazingly man made wonder
    One of man’s major engineering achievements. Plenty of parking, limited catering, clean toilets. Worth taking the guided tour and learning all about it and the trials and tribulations of the construction. What is worrying is the effect of climate change on the water levels
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Mudeford 123
    112 contributions
    Worth a stop
    Stopped here on way to Grand Canyon. Parked and walked across the dam. Has food in cafe which was okay. Walked to visitors centre but you have to pay to go to viewing platform. Drove up the road and viewed dam from bridge. Good to see but glad we did not make a day trip out of Vegas.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2023
  • yitz10
    Fort Lee, New Jersey40 contributions
    Miracle of engineering
    Breathtaking views of the dam. Interesting tour of the inner workings (it pays to take the full hour tour). They were doing construction and parking was chaotic and far away, with no room to drop off even a handicapped person. Entry to the tour at the visitor center through security was difficult and staff was rude. Reservations have to be done on site at time of entry.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
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marie b
Winnipeg, Canada234 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
There is a climb uphill to get to this lookout. 4 flights of stairs or the ramp up. Great views of the dam, was expecting a visitors centre and just assumed we were in the wrong place. Didn’t bother to try and drive around to find it, just left.
Written 4 December 2023
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX1,202 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
I'm so glad we found this place! It's 100% free and has the best views of the dam. It's a short walk to the bridge from the parking area, but the views are totally worth it! Don't miss this!
Written 7 September 2023
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M M
3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A quick stop. What we saw and heard about was really good.
Would like to go back and get the full tour.
Written 2 July 2023
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Sarah K
Barcelona12 contributions
Jun 2023
Definitely worth the trip to the bridge as the dam. Both incredible feats of engineering. Look out for the memorial plaque to the dam mascot dog - cute story of humanity.
Written 23 June 2023
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Kathleen R
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
The power plant tour is absolutely worth the time and money! This structure is amazing and learning about this engineering feat is so great for kids and adults! We took the tour, looked around both inside and outside, then got the aerial view as we flew home the next day. It was very worthwhile!
Written 14 June 2023
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PeteWaddington
Devon, UK78 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
A fantastic experience. The tour is well worth the money and the views are incredible. I am guessing it would be really crowded in the holidays but it was ok when we went and free parking was available.
Written 7 June 2023
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Rick B
10 contributions
May 2023 • Family
A lot to see in Vegas. Plan to walk or Uber / taxi alot. Looking forward to returning to check out a show or out of town activities.
Written 2 June 2023
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Bilu Warrier Raval
3 contributions
May 2023
Hoover Dam and Bypass visit is 100% worth the time. It is impressive both in terms of history and cool structures ( with plenty of first, biggest, highest tags) But the most impressive is the view!

To get there, put in Hoover Dam Visitor center in Google Maps. (Otherwise Maps will put you on the bypass bridge, where you can't stop or park). For an easier approach for those who hate heights, drive from the Nevada side. The drive is down a gently sloping mountainside, with protective sidewalls.. You reach the ByPass bridge parking first, where you can park and climb. There are both stairs and ramp walk up with protective railings. The spectacular view covers the entire the dam, with the lake and the river gorge too! Very windy up top, so use hat ties.

You can also drive down further to the Hoover Dam itself, and drive across the dam itself! Though the visitor center has a fee and there are tours for a higher fee that allow you to see the turbines and the history through a movie. Tours are in the afternoon, and requires comfort in walking down steep staircases.

Covered parking is available for $10. Other Parking is along the slopes, so be prepared to walk down to the dam. The dam history, planning and the structures are easy to identify with informative plaques.

For most months the weather is hot...so cover up and use sun screen. The water level in the Dam and the river is really low...so seeing the overflow photos near spillover area makes it an emotional visit.
Written 29 May 2023
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Skmos
Edmonton, Canada13 contributions
May 2023
Well worth the trip if you are anywhere near the area.
Easy to navigate to the area, parking and washrooms available prior to walking up to the bridge observation area.
Written 28 May 2023
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Dldeneen
New Albany, IN9 contributions
Apr 2023
An incredibly magnificent human achievement. You cannot see much while on the bridge unless you stop and get out of your car.
Written 22 May 2023
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