As we drove from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon we passed the Hoover Dam. You can’t see it from the road, you have to go down a very narrow steep road, through high security and park for the pleasure of seeing the dam. But it’s so worth it!
The Dam impounds Lake Mead (which is stunning) and part of the Colorado river and generates public and private water supplies for Vegas and some of Nevada and Arizona, as it sits on the boundary between the two states. It was also named after President Hoover. There are tons of fun facts on the US Bureau of Reclamation website for instance the second largest hydropower producer in the US and delivering 10 trillions gallons of water to people every year. It’s really impressive.
It’s definitely worth a visit, even though there isn’t obviously much to do other than see the Dam and go into the short museum about the Dam being built. Yet, it is quite breath taking to see.
It’s also one of those locations used in sooo many films, and when you see how spectacular it is you can see why. We loved and deffo would stop off there again!
Have you ever been to the Hoover Dam?