visit hoover dam

Travel to the Hoover Dam

Welcome everyone. I am your dam guide, Rachel. Now I’m about to take you through a fully funtional powerplant, so please, no one wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want… you get the point.

I was going through Lightroom and completely forgot about all of these photos. We visited Hoover Dam on our way to Vegas from Scottsdale, Arizona and even though I had seen many photos online and glimpses of the dam in movies, I wasn’t prepared for the actual size of the structure. It’s huge!

Visit Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is located right off of Highway 93 so it’s perfect for families traveling through the area, and extremely convenient because you’re able to drive your vehicle and park right next to the dam which is what we decided to do. I was also told that if you drive over the dam and walk back, it’s free — although that would be an incredibly long walk so wear your tennis shoes.


The parking garage is $10 and you can find the admission for various tours here. Unfortunately we arrived too late in the day for an actual powerplant tour, but we still had a blast walking around. And since the wind was blowing pretty hard and it was freezing cold, we snapped a few photos, tried not to fall over the side, and got back on the road. The slot machines were waiting for us at the Mirage Hotel, obviously.

Dogs are not allowed because, well, that would be terrifying, so please make arrangements for your furry friends before you visit. Arizona/Nevada can be smoldering in the summertime and leaving pets in a hot vehicle is dangerous and cruel.

Have you ever been?


Filed Under: Arizona, Nevada, Travel26 Comments
  • Everygoodthingblog by Melissa

    Your photos are awesome Rachel! It sounds like you guys had a wonderful trip!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! It really was a wonderful trip.

  • Marissa Giddens

    Beautiful pictures! I’ve never been but I hope to go one day. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Marissa! I hope you get to go very soon. :)

  • Nora Spaulding

    AMAZING! how Grand it is! I’d love to visit… captivating pictures!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Nora!

  • Amanda

    So glad you found these photos! How gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to visit…I’d imagine that view would be dizzying!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      It really was! I’m afraid of heights too. Hahaha. :)

  • Bethany Carson

    Awesome photographs! I thoroughly enjoyed them.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! :)

  • #LLinaBC

    “take all the dam photos you want” – love it. your pictures are great. I have never been, but it’s definitely on the “must see” list ..just to say I’ve been there.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Haha, don’t you love that movie?

  • ellie

    Wow, amazing pictures!!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you!

  • Copeyjoe Blogs

    I also went to Hoover Dam on the way to Vegas and Loved it.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I feel like everyone makes a stop there!

  • Michaela Novotn√°

    This seems so cool! I have only see a few dams and they were so small compared to this one. This looks perfect!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      You definitely need to visit because it’s crazy how huge it is!

  • Abi

    Great photos! I especially like the one with the bridge! It looks great there and looks like you had fun too! Abi :)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Abi!

  • Jenny_CreativelyBlooming

    Great photos! I went a few years ago, and it’s spectacular to see in person.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      It really is!

  • Marie Slettan Ulvund

    Oh wow that looks amazing, so big!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Definitely massive!

  • TheJessaOlsonBlog

    It’s on pretty. I loved seeing it to on out away to Vegas.

  • Amy – Toothbrush Travels

    Daaaaaaaam that’s impressive!
    My feet went all tingly just looking at the photo of how steep a drop it is! x