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Boulder City, Nevada
Visitor Center Open Mon.- Sun. 9am- 6pm
No tickets needed.
The Hoover Dam Quick Facts
- The Hoover Dam took five years to build, opening in 1936.
- The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover, who played a huge role in its creation.
- Known as one of the Seven Industrial Wonders of the World, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere.
- Producing four billion kilowats of electricity a year, Hoover Dam supplies power to much of the southwest United States.
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Features: Located 35 miles outside of Las Vegas in Boulder City, Nevada, the Hoover Dam is a phenomenal architectural achievement. Known world-wide, this 726-foot-tall hydroelectric station sits on the Colorado River creating the Lake Mead reservior.
Why We Go: As one of the top 10 construction achievements of the 20th century, Hoover Dam is a phenominal landmark to behold. Situated in miles of majestic canyons, colorful rock formations and pristine waters, the beauty of the terrain and the grandeur of this concrete structure is more then enough reason to leave Las Vegas for an afternoon adventure.
- The History: Those history buffs out there will be fascinated to learn about the political and economic decisions that went in to the making of the Hoover Dam in the 1930's.
- Be in Two Places at Once: The Hoover Dam is situated on border of Nevada and Arizona, giving tourists the opportunity to literally straddle the stateline. Don't miss Hoover Dam's large clocks letting you know the two time zones you're in.
Inside Knowledge: More than one million tourists each year visit the Hoover Dam.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Leave Early: The traffic can get backed up pretty bad close to the Hoover Dam when the highway becomes one lane each way. Beat the traffic by leaving Las Vegas a little early. Around 9am the roads will be smooth sailing.
- Don't Go During Peak Summer Season: The summer temperatures in the Mojave desert can reach 115 degrees easily and with all that concrete absorbing the heat, the surface of the Hoover Dam could pratically melt your sneakers. We recommend saving this tourist attraction for a Vegas trip during the spring or fall.