"Hoover Dam" Hoover Dam/Lake Mead Tip by TempNomad

Hoover Dam/Lake Mead, Las Vegas: 71 reviews and 101 photos

  The reason Las Vegas can exist
by TempNomad

I know it's not really Off the Beaten Path, but compared to Las Vegas....Anyway, it's really cool. And combined with a drive through the desert, it makes a great day trip from Las Vegas. We didn't go into the museum, and we drove to the Arizona side to avoid paying for parking.

Lots of friendly motorcyclists were on the Arizona side too. Don't miss the scenic stop just before the Dam...it's on the left as you drive towards the Dam. There is a beautiful view and only one other car was there while we stopped. Makes for a nice "let's eat our lunch here" spot.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 17, 2003
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