The Hoover Dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on the Nevada/Arizona border. The old U.S. State Route 93 crosses the dam, although cars are no longer allowed on the dam. Instead, they now use the Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge on U.S. 93, which is also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass to cross over the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Cars are permitted to park near the dam on both sides.
Visitors to Hoover Dam will have to exit U.S. Route 93 and take the road eastbound to the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and Parking Garage. This is a 459–space multi–level parking garage that costs seven dollars per vehicle at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center on the Nevada side, which has by far the most ample parking of any area near the dam.
The nearest city of much size in Arizona is Kingman, which is a city of about 25,000 located 71 miles southeast of the dam on U.S. Route 93. In Kingman, travelers can connect with Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 66. Boulder City, Nevada, a city of about 15,000, is located eight miles west of the dam on U.S. Route 93. There are hotels, restaurants, shopping, golf, and other services in Boulder City for visitors.
For a map of the Hoover Dam area, click here.