Hoover Dam Tours – Just a short 45 minute drive from Las Vegas the Hoover Dam also known as Boulder Dam was completed in 1936 spanning the Black Canyon portion of the mighty Colorado River. The Hoover Dam is National Landmark and is visited by over 1 million visitor every year.
The Hoover Dam is an impressive site even by today’s standards standing over 726 feet (220 meters) and as built to manage provide water and irrigation to Nevada, Arizona and California. Built in 5 years and under budget it was hailed as a success and name Hoover Dam after Herbert Hoover the president who sign the approval to build.
Hoover Dam recently saw the addition of the Mike O’ Callaghan – Pat Tillman memorial bypass bridge which was build along side the Hoover Dam in 2010 and has significantly reduced the heavy traffic that was previously causing long delays around Hoover Dam.
The Hoover Dam has a parking area, visitor center and an interior tour option with view of the power generator.
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