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Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada border

While in Las Vegas we decided to visit some surrounding landmarks. We ventured to the historical Hoover Dam. 

In the early 20th century, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation devised plans for a massive dam on the Arizona-Nevada border to tame the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for the developing Southwest. 

As you walk out of the parking area you see the amount of power and shear talent it took to complete this massive Dam.

Choose to walk along yourself or purchased a guided tour of the Hoover Dam and Museum. 

The largest dam in the world at the time of its completion in 1935, this National Historic Landmark stores enough water in Lake Mead to irrigate 2 million acres and serves as a popular tourist destination.

The water as you can see has dropped and boy is it a scenic beauty!

The dam is 726.4 feet from foundation rock to the roadway on the crest of the dam. The towers and ornaments on the parapet rise 40 feet above the crest.

Every angle is a panoramic beauty.

Stop and capture a few photos while you are there!

They also have a Cafe and gift shop.

We paid $10 to park at the Hoover Dam itself. 

It is well work the money to walk around and enjoy the views.

Directions and Information here.



  1. Jarek
    February 13, 2016 / 6:49 am

    Beautiful place, and photos too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. candy
    February 16, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Would love to see it in person one day.

  3. Joanne
    February 19, 2016 / 11:06 am

    WE loved the Dam tour. My husband owns a mini hydro plant and just had to see how it all worked.

  4. Sharon Wagner
    February 19, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    You really captured the depth and beauty.

  5. Jenn
    February 19, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Great shots, hoping to get there in person to see it all this summer! #PhotoFriday

  6. Jackie McGuinness
    February 19, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Been there several times and love it.

  7. Ruth
    February 20, 2016 / 12:03 am

    When I took visitors to Vegas, I always take them here. They all love it.

  8. Captured by Jade
    February 20, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Wow – so much beauty!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

  9. Ashley @ Hello nature
    February 21, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Great photos! I would love to visit there some day. Thanks so much for sharing at the Best of the Blogosphere Link-Up! Hope to see you again tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jeanne
    February 22, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Great pictures! I was there a few years ago. The engineering of the dam always impressed me. Thank you for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty