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Constructed in the early 1930s, this structure remains an impressive feat of engineering and construction. A tour is available that will take you inside the structure. You can witness the turbines that generate the power. You can see the diversion tunnels that diverted the Colorado River around the construction site (a major engineering feat in itself). You can walk on top of the dam itself. An excellent museum provides the history of the dam, its construction, and use.

A parking structure is provided. This structure was nicely designed from an architectural perspective. It fits well with the surroundings.

Note: There is a security check for people entering the tour and also one for those wishing to drive over the dam.

Directions: On Highway 93 on the Nevada - Colorado Boarder.
Website: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/

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  • Written Aug 21, 2007
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