Visiting Hoover Dam while you are in Las Vegas
Other things you can do while at Hoover Dam include:
1. Strolling the dam from Nevada to Arizona and back (about 20 mins.)
2. Photographing the “Winged Figures of the Republic,” a pair of bronze statutes placed on top of an astrological chart done in the Art Nouveaux style
3. The Old Exhibit Building – Incredible architecture from the late 1940’s
4. The Nevada Intake Tower: Puts you right next to the giant turbines that use water to generate power.
5. Check out the new Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Known as the Bypass Bridge, it opened in October 2010 and stands 840 feet above the Colorado River, making it the second highest bridge in the U.S. Offers excellent views of the dam.
Flight times for both helicopter and plane are usually 20 minutes. Get incredible birds-eye views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Black Canyon, and Colorado River tributaries.
Or cruise Lake Mead (the largest man-made lake in the U.S. by boat and drift up close to the dam’s river-water-intake structures.
On average, Hoover Dam tours take five hours. If you add a flight or cruise to your bus tour, add an additional 1.5 hours. Any way you slice it, Hoover Dam, which is one of the elite Modern Wonders of the World, is an attraction you must add to your list of Las Vegas attractions.