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Hoover Dam

The most significant engineering project in the USA lies right between the Arizona and Nevada border


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At the time of its commissioning in 1936, The Hoover Dam was the most extensive dam construction in the world. This concrete project is a symbol of USA architecture and still fascinates everyone who has had a chance to see it.

The Hoover Dam was created for several functional purposes, such as flood prevention and hydroelectric power generation. One of the results of this construction was the human-made Lake Mead.

In addition to the giant dam, the scenery around is no less impressive. Come and see a desert landscape, the Colorado River, and the newly constructed Mike O'Callaghan—Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

Over six million visitors come to explore the Hoover Dam each year, so it is usually crowded. January and February are less busy than the other month. It's recommended to come early in the morning or after 3 pm to avoid the lines.

Visiting the territory is free of charge. You just need to pay to enter the visitors center, which works every day from 9 am to 5 pm. The ticket price is $10 for adults. Children ages three and under can get in for free.

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