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Hoover Dam - Facts
It was constructed during the Great Depression from 1931 until 1936. On September 30, 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was named after President Herbert Hoover. The production of this dam involved thousands of workers and costed over one hundred lives.
Hoover Dam is 726.4 feet (221 meters) high from foundation rock to the roadway on the crest of the dam and 1,244 feet (379 meter) wide. In addition Hoover Dam weighs more than 6,600,000 tons.
Take a Hoover Dam Tour or other Las Vegas sightseeing tours here.
The Hoover Dam Construction
Another purpose of the Hoover Dam is the production of electrical energy. The dam's generators provide power for utilities in Arizona, Nevada and California.
Drop by the Government's Visitor Center for numerous exhibits to learn about Hoover Dam’s history, how it operates, and how it was built.
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Take a Hoover Dam sightseeing tour to learn more about Hoover Dam. Our Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour offers guests an amazing view of Hoover Dam, a stroll on the pedestrian walkway along the magnificent Hover Dame Bypass Bridge, guided walk at the top of the dam, a walk into a diversion tunnel, and complimentary lunch!