Hoover Dam

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irenem irenem
153 reviews
The Hoover Dam Jan 24, 2017
On the way to the Grand Canyon we stopped at the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River to take some photos.

The Hoover Dam was originally known as Boulder Dam. The workers who built it stayed in a location known as Boulder City. The Hoover Dam is located on the border between the states of Nevada and Arizona. If you stand in the middle of the dam, you can place a foot in each state.

The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1936. Over one hundred workers died building it. The dam's generators provide power to the states of Nevada, Arizona, and California.
The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam
The Colorado River
irenem says:
Yes it is. You can do a tour just of the dam, but we did not have time to do this. Well worth seeing though. All the best, Irene
Posted on: Jan 24, 2017
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Africancrab Africanc…
777 reviews
Hoover Dam & Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge 2012 Apr 28, 2012
Hoover Dam is one of the top 100 Wonders of the World. Located between Arizona and Nevada, it is a straddle for the Colorado River, a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the River. An engineering and architectural wonder it was the world's largest dam in 1930 when it was constructed. It is a Historic landmark and one of the most visited structures in the United States.

After the September 11 tragedy of 2001, the security of the dam became heightened. Nothing to be feared, it’s nothing like boarding a plane security. In late 2010 the construction of a bypass bridge over the dam began. The bridge was to divert the overwhelming traffic away from the dam. The original two way highway crossing the dam could no longer handle that much traffic.

With a little over 3500 visitors daily, you could say the traffic is great. But is it also an income bringer to the state of Nevada. If you are driving in from Las Vegas, getting there is easy. Just take Tropicana Avenue to US highway 515 south, this turns into Interstate 93 South which leads directly to the dam. The drive is scenic and dramatic giving way to sudden rise at Boulder city to reveal Lake Mead. Keep your cameras out; this is a great photo op. From here on, the rise and drop into the canyon of the dam is without a doubt one of the most scenic and photo perfect.

In the last two years since the beginning of the construction of the bridge, I have crossed the dam three times; this time around the bridge was complete.

PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
Hoover Dam 2012
Hoover Dam 2012
katiee katiee
3 reviews
Very interesing, Quite cheap depending on how you do it. Apr 16, 2011
We paid $69.99 to go on a bus tour of;

Hoover Dam [11.95]

Las Vegas Sign [free]

Chocolate Factory [free]

Botanical Cactus Gardens [free]

There was an option to add a Helecopter ride over the Dam for $100 but will be going up to $179 shortly as it is a new tour and was on special. I didnt add that part as I kind of ran out of money with all the gambling and drinking.

Hoover dam was interesting though, you see a 10 min film about the history of the dam then down the elevator/lift to see the workings of the filters etc.

Then up to the top for an amazing view!

I'd go to Hover Dam again but after working out how much it cost would probably pay for everything seperatly, although the tour guide did tell us a lot of information you wouldnt get if you drove there, not sure its worth $69.99 though.

Probably over priced, if intend to hire a car I recommend driving there, what with most of the
gr8guy gr8guy
37 reviews
Traveling to the Hoover Dam Apr 17, 2010
As of April 2010, IF you are driving from Arizona to Hoover Dam via highway 93 -- STOP. Turn Around - Find another way!!

Due to heavy traffic coupled with road /bridge construction.. a drive which should have taken no more than two hours took five (5)! So do yourself a favor and avoid going to the Hoover Dam (or cutting thru to get to Las Vegas) via highway 93 from Kingman, Arizona. You are much better off to take highway 68 thru Laughlin Arizona to highway 163 and then connect to highway 95 that brings you to the other side of Hoover Dam or to Via Las Vegas!

Good luck and drive safe!
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gr8guy says:
Awwwh, it really is a cool place!
Posted on: Apr 20, 2010
Tamanawas says:
Great pics! We did drive around via Laughlin Hwy 95 to avoid the traffic, but on the way back came down Hwy 93 to see the dam (10 pm at night). With the darkness, couldn't get any shots :(
Posted on: Apr 19, 2010
gr8guy gr8guy
37 reviews
Hoover Dam Dec 18, 2009
Hoover Dam is a huge concrete arch-gravity dam built into the canyon walls of the Colorado River located about 30 miles (48km) outside Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are a bit bleary-eyed from all the casinos, shows and general partying of Vegas and want some fresh air while stretching your legs, I recommend checking out this attraction. When I was there they were building a new highway bridge that will cut off traffic from actually crossing on the dam itself so you better hurry if you want to take that drive.

There is a very large parking structure near the dam with elevators to take you to the museum and tour starting points as well as some gift shops and a restaurant. Wear very comfy shoes, a hat and sun glasses because the glare off the walls can be very bright and in the summer, very hot temps will cook your brain so drink plenty of water.. NOT Vodka, save that for later when you get back to Vegas! I also recommend that you try to arrive as early in the morning as possible because they only allow a certain amount of tours to go through the facility so if you arrive late, it may be too late. Also, they no longer allow visitors to descend to the river itself as they once did so a long lens is the only way you will get close to the base of the dam. Allow about 3 hours to get your fill of the National Historic Landmark.

Good luck and have fun!
Hoover Dam
HUGE Electric Generators
gr8guy says:
Yes, I have actually been allowed to go to the very bottom near the river.. shhhhhhh. ;-)
Posted on: Apr 20, 2010
Tamanawas says:
. . . so you did the tour to see the generators?!? I like the river views! :)
Posted on: Apr 19, 2010
Miranda-Maas Miranda-…
144 reviews
Interesting structure on the border of Arizona and Nevada Apr 22, 2009
If you're in to structures the Hoover Dam is really a must but even if you're not really into structures, it's a nice sight. When you drive from Las Vegas to The Grand Canyon you can choose to drive by the Hoover Dam. You can park your car very close to it and have a walk on the Dam. When you're standing on it, you'll have a better view than from the car. You can see better how deep is actually is and you have a great view from the building of the bridge next to it. If you like, there is an information point of the Hoover Dam. I don't think that's free (i didn't go here) but it suppost it won't be that expensive. So if you're in the neighbourhood, just take half an hour to stop here.
mwtlgray mwtlgray
21 reviews
Hoover Dam Feb 27, 2008
They are continuesly working on the dam so always expect construction. Write now they are currently working on making an over pass that goes over the dam. Kind of exciting just to see how they are building it. It is a really beautiful site to see but make sure you hold on tight to anything that might fly away. The wind was crazy and we lost our hat while sitting on the side. If you are traveling with a camper, there is a seperate area you will have to drive through, they will do a search of the camper. New policies due to the events on September 11th 2001. They offer tours and helicopter rides over the area. If you all you want to do is visit, you dont have to pay anything. Just park, which is also free, and walk around and enjoy the site. It is beautiful!

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