DetailsFew 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. The Hoover Dam Tour Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tour Center open from 9am - 5pm. This manmade "wonder of the world" is a mere 75 miles north of Laughlin and easily accessible for a memorable day trip.
If you’re heading to Las Vegas from Arizona on US 93, the new Hoover Dam Bridge is your express lane to the Entertainment Capital of the World. It spans across the Colorado River and rises 890 feet above the river and is a great alternative to US 95 because it will reduce your travel time. In no time, you’ll be in the middle of all the action from shows and shopping, to spas and restaurants!