Few man-made sights are more breathtaking than massive Hoover Dam. Soaring more than 70 stories (726 feet) from the bottom of Black Canyon, it is the highest dam in the United States. Lake Mead, the country's largest man-made lake, provides 550 miles of varied and unsurpassed outdoor activities throughout the Lake Mead National Recreation area. This manmade "wonder of the world" is a mere 75 miles north of Laughlin and easily accessible for a memorable day trip. Go to the Bureau of Reclamation website for tour options, how to buy tickets, parking, hours of operation, and more.