is one of America's Civil Engineering Wonders. This
mammoth project tamed the waters of the Colorado River
and permitted the growth of the southwest states. The
Dam straddles Black Canyon which you can see far below
the road that tops the dam. On the other side of
the dam, is the Lake Mead. This National
Recreation Area is alive with boats and people enjoying
the warm waters on many summer days. As you walk across
the Dam, you observe the rugged volcanic mountains of
Nevada and Arizona. Hoover Dam has a very popular tour
through the dam itself including its power plant. There
is a parking garage with easy access to the Dam tour.
The garage includes a snack stand and gift shop. Hoover
Dam is located a half hour south of Vegas near the
Boulder City suburb take US 93 from Las Vegas.