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Las Vegas Hoover Dam
Address: Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV
Tel: +1 (702) 494-2517
Open: 09.00 to 18.00
The Hoover Dam is located 30 miles east of Las Vegas. The Hoiover dam attracts more than a million visitors a year, it is located in Black Canyon. Construction of the dam began in 1930 and at the date of completion five years later, it was the largest of its kind.
(The Hoover dam east of Las Vegas)
The Hoover Dam is named after America's 31st president, Herbert Hoover, who played a large role in bringing the nearby states into agreement about water allocations. It is a National Historic Landmark and the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 220 metres above the Colorado River.
The Hoover Dam Power Plant Tour begins with a brief video show depicting the history of Hoover Dam and how it came to be. Afterwards, a guide will escort you to an elevator for a 150 metre descent to get an up-close look at the power plant generators housed at the base of the dam. Guests will also see the original diversion tunnels and stand atop a giant 10 metre pipe where they can feel the rumble of the Colorado river racing through it.
Another interesting stop on the tour is an observation deck set above the dam affording panoramic views of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. The location also provides a bird's-eye view of the Hoover Dam facility, including an unobstructed look at the dam's mechanical components.
Website: Hoover Dam
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