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Hoover Dam, Nevada
It seems with the Transformer movies from 2007, it is making a come back as a cool spot to stop. I am so glad we did. We are amazed by the sheer size of the dam, the generators that run below the dam, and even the number of states this dam supports. I am pretty cheap on vacation but do yourself a favor, get the tour. I am so glad we did. We went far below the dam, the generator room, and even walked down the bleed tunnels that are there just in case the water needs to be rerouted.
Hoover Dam, also known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. When completed in 1935, it was both the world's largest electric power producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 34th largest hydroelectric generating station. The dam, located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, is named after Herbert Hoover, who played an instrumental role in its construction, first as Secretary of Commerce and then later as President of the United States. Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1935, more than two years ahead of schedule. The dam and the power plant are operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, Hoover Dam was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
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