One of the most popular tourist destinations of the southwest lies on the Arizona-Nevada border: the Hoover Dam.
Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, the Hoover Dam now attracts over 1 million visitors a year. Perhaps it is because it is one of the only interesting stopping points in the area and provides a good place to stretch ones legs while taking in the marvelous feats of American ingenuity.
Since the Hoover Dam was just a random, quick stopping point on our road trip, we opted not to partake in any tours although this would have been interesting. The Dam is purported to be haunted by several of the 96 industrial fatalities that occurred during construction.
Art Deco Memorial
We visited the Hoover Dam during peak hours so if you have an extreme aversion to crowds like we do, make the most of your visit by going in the early hours of the morning.
Hoover Dam Overview
- Coordinates: 36.0160655,-114.7377325
- Fees: Parking $10 (Tours extra)
- Usage: Heavy
- Pets allowed: No