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Adventures & tours

One of Las Vegas's most popular attractions is the Hoover Dam, about a 45-minute drive from the Strip. Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam not only provided much-needed jobs, but it also tamed the wild Colorado River.

You can walk across this concrete landmark - crossing from Nevada into Arizona in the process - or take a hard-hat tour deep inside. There, you'll see the giant turbines that generate electricity for Las Vegas and much of southern California. Leave time to watch the 10-minute film describing the innovative technology used to build the dam.

Pink Jeep Tours offers a unique view of Hoover Dam - with a guided river raft float tour, you can experience up-close views of Hoover Dam's power plants, diversion tunnels, as well as the colorful rocks and sheer cliffs of Black Canyon.