"Hoover Dam" Nevada Things to Do Tip by Robmj

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  Hoover Dam
by Robmj

The Hoover Dam is a major source of flood control, irrigation and electrical power in the Southwest and was, for several years, the largest dam in the world. It is located in Boulder canyon and was renamed the Hoover Dam in 1947 to recognise the input that President Hoover played in its creation.

Today you can drive over it between the Arizona and Nevada borders along highway route 93 and take tours through it if you wish. It is an awe inspiring sight looking towards the dam from downstream.

Lake Mead which was created as a result of the dam is now a major recreational spot with fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and sight seeing all available from this area.

Address: Border between Arizona & Nevada
Website: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/index.html

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2009
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