TTN Las Vegas knows that a trip to Las Vegas is never complete without a tour of the Hoover Dam. The dam is well-known for its magnificent modern engineering work. Tours are provided by a multitude of tour operators and include options such as minibus, coach, private vans or helicopter. One can also take a Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top tour, or combine that with a Colorado River Cruise.
Hoover Dam is one of the leading tourist attractions in Las Vegas. If you have Hoover Dam on your mind while visiting Las Vegas, there are many Hoover Dam tours available. Very close to the dam there are also some other tourist attractions, like Lake Mead, Grand Canyon Skywalk or Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour. No matter what your choice may be, you will surely have a memorable experience and some great photo opportunities according to TTN Las Vegas.
The Hoover Dam attracts more than eight million visitors a year. The dam, which was constructed between the years of 1931 and 1936, was the most massive structure of its kind at that time. The dam was featured on a BBC TV show in 2009 as one of the seven wonders of the industrial world. Now even though the dam is more than seventy years old, it remains an impressive site, an engineering feat, and a great area to explore as a visitor.
The Hoover Dam is located thirty miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. The dam impounds the Colorado River forming Lake Mead, the vastest reservoir in the United States. Part of the dam’s popularity is due to its location relative to Las Vegas, which is one of the most famous cities in the United States, and bills itself as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
The Hoover Dam offers a variety of tours for visitors. Taking a trip to the dam is a fascinating, educational way to explore one of the country’s largest and most famous dams. The dam has a visitor center, which has several interesting exhibits and a 25-minute video on the history of the dam. Visitors can also purchase tickets to take a tour of the power plant, which provides hydroelectric power to millions of California, Nevada, and Arizona residents and businesses. Visitors on the power plant tour also get to go into the dam passageways according to TTN Las Vegas.
The Hoover Dam is located at an elevation of about 1,250 feet. Temperatures at the dam in the summer typically exceed 105 degrees, and the temperatures below the dam are even warmer in the black canyon as it is about 600 feet lower in elevation. Winter high temperatures at the dam are typically near 60 degrees with low temperatures near 40 degrees, making it a much more comfortable time to visit.
The Hoover Dam is a trendy destination, attracting visitors from around the world. It draws the most visitors on the weekends and in the summertime from Memorial Day until Labor Day when most families with school-aged children travel.
The lightest crowds are in January and February. Early in the mornings and late afternoons are the best times to avoid crowds. An early morning visit in the summer is also preferable, as temperatures will typically reach well over 100 degrees by midday according to TTN Las Vegas.