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Hoover Dam tourist attractions

Hoover Dam tourist attractions

Hoover Dam Travel Pictures

Hoover Dam Travel Pictures

Into the Hoover dam
Hoover dam (Hoover Dam) is located in Northwest Arizona, about 40 kilometers southeast of Las Vegas, is a concrete gravity arch dam, bridge across the Colorado River, the largest dam and was praised as “the desert of diamond”. The Hoover dam construction cost a lot of money, mobilize a large number of the force, the chief engineer is frank Gore (Frank Crowe), completed in 1936 and put into use, it is an arch type artificial concrete gravity dam. Dam 220 meters high, at the end of the width of 200 meters, the top width of 14 meters, the embankment length of 377 meters. This huge dam in the world is rare, it is like a dragon lying in the earth plate, it is extremely powerful. It plays an important role in the development of industry and agriculture, so it plays an important role in the world. The name of the Hoover dam has also undergone some twists and turns. In 1936 the dam was completed, the Republican leader Hoover is on the stage, named after the dam then submitted his name; but the Democrats are unconvinced; brood on, Hoover stepped down, they renamed the Hoover dam, Baude dam, Baude is a city near the name. Since the Republicans back in, Baode dam became the Hoover dam, the dam was renamed twice from, it is not difficult to glimpse the bourgeois parties of disputes. The dam was built after the formation of the Artificial Lake Mead lake, the lake is the largest artificial lake in the Western Hemisphere, it is not only beautiful, but also irrigation of crops and the use of hydraulic power, plays an important role in the development of production, power generation of the Hoover dam is 1345 MW, can supply the shore of the Pacific Southwest most areas, visible Hoover the contribution of the large dam. The lake has 6 terminals, beautiful scenery, has become the American yacht, water skiing, fishing, camping resort.
Types of scenic spots: River
Best season: June –8 month, at the appropriate temperature, the most suitable for play.
Suggested to play half a day
Tickets: $11 / $9 per adult, the elderly, children, children free
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Address: U.S.93, Boulder City, Nevada

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