Hoover Dam

The Largest Dam In… Nevada.

We’re spending a couple nights in Vegas, so we’re taking one day to visit Hoover Dam.

There aren’t any records still held by this concrete giant.

Upon construction and for nearly two decades afterwards, it held firmly as the tallest dam in the world.

Today it ranks 2nd tallest in the United States and barely scrapes into the top 30 tallest in the world.

Regardless, it’s an American icon and on our list to see in Nevada!

Driving the Dam

We enter lake Mead National Recreation area

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The first order of business is a drive across the dam.

Nothing too fancy here… just a leisurely drive across and back…

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technically entering Arizona… so I guess we’re seeing Hoover Dam in Arizona too.

Walking The Dam

After parking on the Nevada side, we walk around, enjoy the very uncrowded area, and take pictures.

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Water level’s looking pretty low today.

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It’s a nice view from the top…

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Careful not to fall !!

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Overall it’s a pretty relaxing visit. We don’t plan to take any tours, just hang out and enjoy having the dam mostly to ourselves.

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Evening falls and Vegas calls!

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