Welcome everyone. I am your dam guide, Rachel. Now I’m about to take you through a fully funtional powerplant, so please, no one wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want… you get the point.
I was going through Lightroom and completely forgot about all of these photos. We visited Hoover Dam on our way to Vegas from Scottsdale, Arizona and even though I had seen many photos online and glimpses of the dam in movies, I wasn’t prepared for the actual size of the structure. It’s huge!
Hoover Dam is located right off of Highway 93 so it’s perfect for families traveling through the area, and extremely convenient because you’re able to drive your vehicle and park right next to the dam which is what we decided to do. I was also told that if you drive over the dam and walk back, it’s free — although that would be an incredibly long walk so wear your tennis shoes.
The parking garage is $10 and you can find the admission for various tours here. Unfortunately we arrived too late in the day for an actual powerplant tour, but we still had a blast walking around. And since the wind was blowing pretty hard and it was freezing cold, we snapped a few photos, tried not to fall over the side, and got back on the road. The slot machines were waiting for us at the Mirage Hotel, obviously.
Dogs are not allowed because, well, that would be terrifying, so please make arrangements for your furry friends before you visit. Arizona/Nevada can be smoldering in the summertime and leaving pets in a hot vehicle is dangerous and cruel.
Have you ever been?
Filed Under: Arizona, Nevada, Travel