Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada.
Visiting Hoover dam was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas strip and it was a fairly short drive too. Approximately 45 mn from the city. We didn’t do the tour but just walked around and took some great pictures of the dam and its surroundings.
Here is an image of the upstream from Hoover Dam. You could see the majestic views of the mountains
The four-lane Hoover Dam Bypass opened in 2010. It includes a composite steel and concrete arch bridge, the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, 1,500 ft downstream from the dam.
The penstock towers from Nevada side of the dam.
We were very impressed by the Hoover Dam. The visitors center is well planned, very clean and there is free parking if you drive a little further up. but the parking near the center is not free.
The penstock towers from Arizona side of the dam.
Walking along the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.Busy with people and scary when you are in the middle. 🙂