[Infographic] Bizarre History of the Hoover Dam

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Apparently it’s not enough that it looks like some giant alien satellite; the Hoover Dam also has to have a bizarre history as well. Don’t believe us? Well, it’s true: One of America’s most impressive edifices has a pretty quirky (and sometimes downright dark) backstory. Let’s take a look.

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Fun Alternatives to Grand Canyon River Rafting

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Grand Canyon river rafting is undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring ways to experience the Grand Canyon, but it's not for everyone. People who are looking for a more affordable or less risky way to experience canyon rafting may want to consider one of these alternative experiences...

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Top 5 Family Activities Near Vegas

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Las Vegas has a reputation for being fun, fun, fun … and not just for the adult crowd. But while kids and grownups alike will find plenty to do within city limits, sometimes it’s nice to get outside for a bit. Accordingly, here are five of our favorite family activities beyond Vegas, so put them on your docket today.

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3 Best Daytime Activities Near Las Vegas

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When darkness descends upon Las Vegas and the glittering lights of the The Strip illuminate the town, the city does come to life. However, that doesn't mean that it sleeps during the daytime. While there are many daytime activities to consider for your next trip to the Las Vegas area, these are the best ones to include on your itinerary.

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This is What to Expect on a Rafting Tour

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Throughout Nevada, visitors will discover incredible rock formations and majestic canyons that date back nearly to the beginning of time. While stopping to capture a quick Instagram photo may suffice, it's an even better idea to experience the beauty of the American West by floating down the Colorado River on a rafting tour.

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5 Popular Day Trips from Phoenix

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Whether you live in Phoenix and you want to discover something new in your own corner of the world, or you are visiting the city and want to make the most of your trip, you'll find there are many day trips to choose from. These are five of the most popular day trips from Phoenix...

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Top 4 Outdoor Adventures for Vegas Locals

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​When you live in Las Vegas, you get to enjoy the pleasures of the strip all the time. Thus, you quickly start looking beyond city limits for your source of adventure. If you're gunning to get up and go, here are four of our favorite adventures!

 

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Best Historical Tours Around Las Vegas

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The city of Las Vegas is easily one of the most entertaining and historical destinations in the Southwest. From the infamous 1940s mobsters to the development of what many believe to be the live entertainment capital of the world known as Sin City, there’s plenty of history to learn during your next visit. Take a trip back in time on one of these historical tours around Las Vegas.

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​3 Ways to Escape Your Las Vegas Vacation

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The Las Vegas Strip is an experience for the senses. The glittering lights of the casinos and hotels can dazzle the eyes, while the clanging sounds of slot machines can trigger excitement and potential. But it's also easy to feel over-stimulated while you are staying in the heart of Las Vegas. Sometimes, you just need to escape from the vacation while on vacation.

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​Best Spots for Photography Near Las Vegas

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There is no shortage of stunning scenery in and around the Las Vegas area. From the Red Rock Natural Conservation Area to the sparkling lights and fountains on the Strip, photographers can capture their perfect shot every time. Whether you’re looking to take nature photos or find a romantic backdrop, look no further than our list of best spots for photography near Las Vegas.

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​Romantic Excursions Around Las Vegas

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If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, you know there are plenty of things to do. From shopping to shows to casinos, the city is buzzing 24/7. But sometimes it’s nice to step away for a few hours to enjoy a little romance with your sweetie. To help you narrow down the options, we’ve come up with a few romantic excursions around Las Vegas that your partner will love.

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​5 Unexpected Tours You'll Love Around Las Vegas

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If you are visiting Las Vegas, chances are you have plenty of things you are looking forward to doing while in town. While there is much to see on your own, the most memorable experiences come from taking a tour. To help narrow down your options, we’ve come up with 5 unexpected tours around Vegas that you’ll love.

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​4 Best Boat Rides Around Las Vegas

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Give your legs a break and step aboard a boat during your next trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you’re looking for a lengthy adventure or a short cruise to fill your agenda, there are plenty of great spots to go sightseeing in the desert (sans hiking boots). To help narrow down your options, we’ve gathered 4 of the best boat rides around Las Vegas for you to choose from.

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​Get "Lost" in the Desert Near Las Vegas

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Itching for an adventurous escape in 2018? We’ve gathered some of the top outdoor activities for you to consider in Southern Nevada. Whether you’re down to explore the desert on your own or prefer to be a part of a guided tour, Las Vegas has plenty of opportunity for adrenaline seekers. Wander through these five desert adventure destinations near Las Vegas below and don’t be afraid to get lost in nature for a day or two.

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​3 Predators to Keep an Eye Out for at Hoover Dam

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Predators come in all shapes and sizes, making them fun to spot (from a distance) in the wild. If you’re planning a trip to Southern Nevada soon, we suggest spending a day or two enjoying the wildlife that surrounds one of the most iconic landmarks in American history – the Hoover Dam. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we take our guests safely down the Colorado River by motorized raft. Just sit back, breathe in fresh air, and enjoy the scenery.

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3 Top Places for River Rafting in Nevada

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What trip to the Southwest could possibly be complete without a desert river adventure? Here at Black Canyon River Adventures, we’re all about everyone having a great time out in the glory of nature. Of course, that’s less likely if you don’t do your homework, which is why we’re here to offer you three of the best Nevada destinations for river rafting.

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​Fun Side Trips From Lake Mead

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The Lake Mead National Recreational Area is the ideal place to anchor yourself for your next vacation out west. Located within close proximity to Las Vegas and boasting some of the most exciting adventures in the region, Lake Mead offers travelers of all varieties the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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​Alternative Bachelor Party Ideas Near Vegas

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When you think of a Las Vegas bachelor party, probably all sorts of activities involving general debauchery come to mind. However, your Las Vegas bachelor party doesn't have to include all of these typical and sometimes tired options. Instead, create an alternative bachelor party that involves adventure, history or your favorite sport.

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​Kayaking vs. River Rafting at Hoover Dam: What Should I Do?

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The Hoover Dam is one of the most photo-worthy spots in the Southwest. Standing at 726 feet tall, it’s America’s largest concrete gravity-arch dam and the most visited dam in the world. While many of the 7 million annual visitors here opt to take the Power Plant Tour, the Colorado River below boasts an even more impressive view.

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Best Activities Near Las Vegas for Seniors

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While some senior citizens are contented playing the slots and seeing shows all day, many older adults want to get out and explore Las Vegas. Luckily, there’s a surplus of all-ages active pursuits in and around the city. If you (or your older family members) don’t want to stay seated in the casinos, here are five Vegas-area hotspots for active seniors.  

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​4 Ultimate Team Building Activities Near Vegas

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If you’re in Las Vegas for an industry convention or corporate meeting, count yourself lucky! There’s plenty to do around town, from seeing Cirque on the strip to visiting the casinos and shops at Fremont Street. Your department can bond over breakfast at Hash House a Go-Go or try to solve a crime together at CSI: The Experience.

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​4 Places to Eat Near Hoover Dam

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More than a million visitors tour the Hoover Dam each year. Millions more view the dam while driving the nearby Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge – the tallest single-span bridge in the world. Whether the dam is your destination or you’re on the road to Vegas, you’ll need to fuel up your belly sometime during the day. While there’s no restaurant onsite, the area around Hoover Dam offers a handful of eateries and tour stops to keep your family well-fed.

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​Alternate Ways to See the Hoover Dam

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The Hoover Dam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the American West, signifying the efforts made by Americans during the Great Depression to complete this astounding project and the country's dedication to progress. It's a quick day trip from Las Vegas, Nevada, and a destination that people want to visit from across the globe. However, at Black Canyon River Adventures, we feel it's better to experience the dam rather than just see it from a distance.

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