The Amazing Hoover Dam, Las Vegas. Nevada.

in #travel4 months ago

Hi every one, It's me again. My family and I actually is on vacation since Monday and enjoying our road trip sceneries. Driving again through the Mojave dessert to get to Las Vegas and tomorrow we will continue to Los Angeles.
Here's the cool place I visited that I want to share.

A quarter mile to Arizona and a quarter mile to Nevada, Hoover Dam is just right on the borderline of beautiful serenity black canyon of Colorado River.
Hoover Dam was built to provide hydroelectric power, flood control, and water supply. With 3.25 millions cubic yard of concrete, It created 726 feet tall and a length of 1,244 feet, bottom thickness is 660 feet at the bottom and 45 feet wide top.

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To get to the dam, fortunately it only takes about 30 minutes from Las Vegas strip. There is no charge to get inside but you do need to allow your car to check by security by the gate, parking is free if you park on the Arizona side, else it's $10.
There are two places to enjoy and absorb the dam, you can get the best view from the bypass bridge through the stairs and ramps as you see on the picture bellow or drive down to the parking lot and enjoy the worthy walk along the spectacular concrete arch-gravity dam.

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The bridge captured from the below parking lot by the dam.

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The images below I took while we were driving to get to the below parking lot, unexpectedly the sun was setting quite fast and dusk was the only reason for us to just continue drive back to the hotel.

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Check out this science video, how strong the defying gravity and the wind push the poured water bottle upward.

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Hi, @lugina
Your photography is so good.

Thanks alot..

Nice! Im jealous. Haha ive wanted to see the hoover damn since I was a kid. I've been stuck on the east coast my whole life. Ive been up and down but never west. Maybe one day.

It's really beautiful to see in person, make sure to enjoy the sunset there ...
my husband is from massachusetts, he doesn't like the snow that much though.

dam, what a dam~! lol

It's a dam dam ..😜

You are lucky enjoying your trip and holiday . The weather seems to be warm enough for winter. The video is really weird and wind must be very strong :)

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Hi stef1,

I was so nervous traveling during stay at home order but definitely we were lucky, the hotel was so empty, we had swimming pool and beach to ourselves. the weather also was 60 something.

Oh sure, thank you for the link .. I'll check it out.

Regards,
lugina.

I never been there but I am betting that it is just quite a view from where you see that majestic man-made structure @lugina and your Son surely looked like he had fun :D

Las Vegas is actually has a lot of beautiful place to visit beside the strip n that place is really super cool.
Thank you @cryptopie.