Hoover Dam Gift Store & Café
Hoover Dam visitors can pick up souvenirs at the well-stocked Hoover Dam Gift Store and stop for lunch or a snack at the High Scaler Café every day the dam is open.
The gift store sells regular postcards, oversized postcards, and special copper-wrapped cards with stamped copper images of the dam. Puzzles, pennants and coasters all have a dam theme, and you can personalize a wooden keychain or find a Hoover Dam charm for your bracelet.
Visitors can take home miniature dam statues, T-shirts, refrigerator magnets, and color slides of the dam, considered to be one of the engineering marvels of the 20th century. The dam’s history is explained in DVDs and books, and a mini book is devoted to the dam’s construction. You also can purchase guidebooks and photo books about the Southwest region. The Hoover Dam Gift Store is open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
High Scaler Café
Next door to the gift shop is the High Scaler Café, where visitors can eat on a shaded terrace with panoramic views of the dam. Burgers, onion rings, chicken fingers, wraps, tuna sandwiches, fries, hot dogs, and other favorites are sold here, along with cold beverages and coffee from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Near the entrance to the café is a larger-than-life-sized bronze sculpture of a high scaler, one of the courageous men who hung on ropes from the canyon walls as they worked on the dam. In the late 1990s, Boulder City sculptor Steven Liguori patterned the artwork after Joe Kine, at that time one of the last surviving high scalers. The sculpture commemorates the thousands of men who worked on Hoover Dam.
The store and café are located near the parking garage across the road from the Hoover Dam Visitor Center.