5 Guided Tours In and Near Arizona You Can't Miss

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Arizona is the place where natural beauty meets epic adventure. From sleek, colorful slot canyons to red rock formations that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, there's something for every type of traveler in this amazing region.

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Closest Casinos to the Hoover Dam

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The only thing more exhilarating than cruising down the Colorado River on a Black Canyon River Tour is hearing the chimes and bells of the slot machine at a nearby casino, indicating that you've hit the jackpot.

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Great Ways to Get Off the Beaten Path Around Las Vegas

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We know how busy the Las Vegas Strip can be. From the crowds of people hustling across the street to the loud cars zooming by, it can be a bit overstimulating at times. If you’re looking to get away, here are some great ways to get off the beaten path around Las Vegas.

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5 Activities Teens Will Love in Las Vegas

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If you’re worried Las Vegas won’t have enough teen-friendly activities for your upcoming family vacation—fear not. Las Vegas is actually filled with fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including outdoor adventures! Here are five activities teens will love in Las Vegas, according to our staff at Black Canyon River Adventures.

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The Secrets Behind the Hoover Dam Statues

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If you’re like us, when you see an interesting piece of artwork, statue or sculpture, you study the design carefully and search around for the description. This is often the case when people witness the Winged Figures of the Republic in person. Read further to learn more about them and what secrets these Hoover Dam statutes hold.

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Things to Do in Las Vegas for Senior Citizens

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Las Vegas isn’t just for the young crowd. From magic shows to river raft tours, there are plenty of activities for senior citizens to enjoy that don’t include spending all day in the casino. Whether you’re active or prefer to sit back and relax, we’ve come up with a list of top things to do in and around Las Vegas for senior citizens.

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Cheapest Ways to Get to Hoover Dam From Las Vegas

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Contrary to what you may expect, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get to the Hoover Dam from the Las Vegas Strip. In fact, there are plenty of inexpensive and convenient options out there. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we’ve done the research for you on the cheapest ways to get to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and this is what we found.

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Las Vegas: Float Trip vs. White Water Rafting

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River float trips and white water rafting are two very different types of experiences. One is designated for adrenaline junkies while the other is for those who enjoy a calmer, more relaxing cruise down the waterway. No matter your preference, you can’t go wrong with a Black Canyon River Adventures tour along the Colorado River near Las Vegas.

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Photo Opportunities on Your Wilderness River Adventure

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There’s truly something remarkable about floating down the Colorado River through the Black Canyon. Everywhere you look there are towering canyon walls that rise nearly 2,000 feet from the river’s edge. From spotting wildlife on the cliffs to witnessing the Hoover Dam from a rare vantage point—there are plenty of photo opportunities on your wilderness river adventure.

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3 Lesser Known Las Vegas Museums to Visit Before Your Hoover Dam Trip

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Prior to taking a thrilling and educational journey down the Colorado River to view the Hoover Dam, why not take some time to learn more about the rich history of Las Vegas itself? Escape the crowds and the Strip and do just that by visiting a few of the lesser known museums in the area. At Black Canyon River Adventure Tours, we recommend the following museums to our guests:

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The Best Ways to See Hoover Dam

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The impressive Hoover Dam suppresses the waters of the Colorado River and is responsible for the formation of Lake Mead. Popular as a tourist destination, the dam is located on the Nevada-Arizona border along Highway 93. And quite conveniently, it’s only a short distance from the Las Vegas strip. Find out the best ways to see Hoover Dam by land, air or water.

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5 Interesting Things to Note About Black Canyon's Emerald Cove

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About an hour away from the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip awaits a scenic respite known as Emerald Cove. Nestled along the banks of the mighty Colorado River amid the Black Canyon Water Trail, Emerald Cove is a popular stop for those taking river tours to witness the spectacular Hoover Dam. However, this lovely cove has a few secrets and interesting historical notes we’d like to share that further enhances its natural beauty.

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5 Movies Filmed at the Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam is a popular tourist destination for summer vacation road trips. It’s an iconic landmark, and there’s nothing like getting an up close view from the perspective of a raft. The dam is not only impressive, it also boasts an interesting history that makes a guided tour along the Hoover Dam a must for the curious traveler. What you might not know is that Hoover Dam is also a popular destination for movie producers. Hoover Dam’s claim to movie stardom is credited to these movies that were filmed there.

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Las Vegas Strip: Hoover Dam Tour & More Off-Strip Outdoor Activities

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Those looking to unwind and reconnect with nature after spending a few days—and a few dollars—along the Las Vegas Strip have an array of appealing excursions nearby. Visitors can get a glimpse of the Colorado River, hike or drive amid the Mohave Desert or have a wild, wild west experience by horseback just minutes from the strip.

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Bucket List Trip: Black Canyon River Rafting

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Nearly every traveler has a list of destinations that they simply have to see before they can no longer travel anymore. Bucket list destinations range from exotic, relaxing locales to wild, adventurous terrains. The best bucket list trips include opportunities to make lasting memories with the people that you love the most, which is why a Black Canyon River Adventures rafting trip should be at the top of your list.

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Why Hoover Dam Water Level Changes

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The Hoover Dam is iconic, and there’s nothing like getting an up close view from the perspective of a raft. The dam is not only impressive, it also boasts an interesting history that makes a guided tour along the Hoover Dam a must for the curious traveler.

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How To Go To Hoover Dam From Las Vegas

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As one of the most iconic man-made structures in the American West, it's no surprise that many Las Vegas travelers make it a point to see the Hoover Dam while they are in town. This popular Las Vegas day trip can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways.

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What To Do At Gold Strike Hot Springs

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Gold Strike Hot Springs is a natural oasis that seems like it appeared straight out of an adventurer's dream. These incredible hot springs can relax and restore the body, mind and spirit, but in order to enjoy this natural wonder, hikers must endure the challenging trail that leads to them.

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The Best Time To Take A Hoover Dam Raft Tour

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The Hoover Dam is one of the most iconic man-made sites in the United States, representing the fortitude of a generation that had to overcome the Great Depression. It’s still operating as one of the most powerful structures in the region. Tourists from the around the globe come to learn more about the history of the dam and to see how it works today, but many do not realize that they can embark on an adventurous Hoover Dam raft tour.

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Summer Outdoor Activities You Should Try

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In a very real sense, the American West is the world's largest playground. With endless miles of canyons, mountain ranges, valleys and deserts, there's always something new to experience. The summer is one of the best times to get outside and explore this region of the country, as it's warm, dry and often sunny.

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[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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