The Grand Circle, Las Vegas

Hoover Dam

5.0Iconic monumentsDamsEpic viewsScenic drives

Hoover Dam is an iconic monument – concrete arch-gravity dam located on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada. The dam was built during the Great Depression and completed in 1936. It was named after President Herbert Hoover and was designed to control the Colorado River and provide water and electricity to the southwestern United States.

Driving through the dam is already a scenic experience, but you can also take guided tours of the Hoover Dam, which include a visit to the power plant, observation deck, and the surrounding area. There are also several hiking trails in the area, as well as opportunities for boating and fishing on Lake Mead, the reservoir created by the dam.