About a thirty-minute drive outside Las Vegas is a little town called Boulder City. It was built to house the workers who were needed to build Hoover Dam. On your drive from Boulder City to Hoover Dam, you will see signs on your left, pointing to the entrance to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You will also see some large black rocks and of course, Lake Mead. That … [Read more...] about Walking the Historic Railroad Tunnels
A growing segment of the Las Vegas tourist market (before the lockdown) was tourists' wanting to spend part of their vacation off the Strip. To get away from the bright lights, the crowd, and the touristy things. To grab a rental car and go see something new and exciting. Explore and discover. Las Vegas to Boulder City What started out as a company town to house the … [Read more...] about The Drive: Las Vegas to Boulder City
Last Thursday, the beginning of the panic in Las Vegas, I decided to take a drive to visit my favorite place around, Hoover Dam. Just to see if at least the bridge viewing was open. Short answer: No. It's all on lockdown. As it should be. It is a National Treasure and needs to be protected. FYI: It's VERY well protected. << Book Your Hoover Dam Tour Now … [Read more...] about Is Hoover Dam Open for Tours?
Hoover Dam is one of the engineering marvels of the modern era and was built literally in the middle of nowhere during the Great Depression. Pretty much everyone at the time said it was not going to work. It was too large, too complex and it would fail. Obviously, the experts were wrong! Today, it still stands as a tribute to America's will to survive and thrive as well as … [Read more...] about Hoover Dam Tours Updates (updated)
This morning, as I was out capturing pictures of what remained of the "Blizzard of 2019", I was out at Hoover Dam before the tours started to show up. That's when I remember what day it was. February 21. To most people, that's just another day. However, I am not a normal person. So I have been told by a few people! To me, a Las Vegas tourism professional. This date has … [Read more...] about Remembering Nig, The Hoover Dam Dog