Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam Travel Blog

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Our first look at the dam.

Our only real stop today is Hoover Dam. Neither my wife or I have ever been to see it even though we have been to Las Vegas more times than we can count. So this trip we added it to our itinerary and said there was no way we were going to miss it.

We didn’t really get up early, but we had pretty well decided that if at all possible we were going to see the dam and then make a long run straight for home. Cut out one or two more days in Vegas and another coming home, we were just too tired to enjoy any more time away from home.

It was barely over an hour to the dam and we took in as much as we could without taking the full tour. There is lots of construction going on around the dam, as they are building a highway and bridge that will soon span the gorge where the dam is and be well above it. No longer will cars actually drive over it, in fact they won’t even have to slow down as they speed past.

alyssa_ob says:
The tour was nice but has been scaled back. I was here shortly after Sept 11, 2001 and they had to cut out parts of the tour due to new security concerns. I was told the original tour was much better - I think you could actually go into the dam but now you can't.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2008
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Our first look at the dam.
Our first look at the dam.
Scanning left you could see some o…
Scanning left you could see some …
Farther to the left and now you ca…
Farther to the left and now you c…
Lots of construction going on.
Lots of construction going on.
But at this point you still do the…
But at this point you still do th…
The new roadway is very high compa…
The new roadway is very high comp…
Someday youll be able to look dow…
Someday you'll be able to look do…
Even the water level behind the da…
Even the water level behind the d…
As we drove over, we could see a l…
As we drove over, we could see a …
Just past the dam itself, looking …
Just past the dam itself, looking…
And before long the welcome sign t…
And before long the welcome sign …
Than a few more shots of the lake.
Than a few more shots of the lake.
Hoover Dam
photo by: Sunflower300