Posts tagged as: boulder city

Vegas Weekender: Explosive Fourth of July fun

Vegas Weekender: Explosive Fourth of July fun

With Independence Day fast approaching, you’ll want to start planning your festivities. This year, unfortunately, the Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week – making visits to Vegas tricky. Don’t worry! If you’re in town this weekend (and stay beyond), you’ll discover plenty of patriotic happenings – as well as some eye-popping [...]

Hoover Dam: Then and Now

Hoover Dam: Then and Now

When we acquired a roll of photos from 1936 that included photos of a visit to Hoover Dam, we knew we had to try to re-create as many as we could or try to get the most similar vantage point available, just to see how much (or how little) things have changed over the years. [...]

A Dam Good Hike

A Dam Good Hike

For history’s sake, take the route less traveled by   By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com Planning a visit to Hoover Dam? Well, of course you are! Each year more than five million people check out the awe-inspiring concrete behemoth that is a testament to man’s engineering abilities. Most of them will board a tour bus or [...]

Vegas gambles on public art

Vegas gambles on public art

By Jorge Labrador VEGAS.com There is a new wave of headliners in Las Vegas. You won’t see their names on the Las Vegas Strip’s big marquees, even though some of them are known around the world. You won’t find them in the city’s showrooms, theaters or lounges. Instead, you can find their craft on the [...]

New bypass makes for a great dam view

New bypass makes for a great dam view

By Jorge Labrador Vegas.com On Sept. 30, 1935, 10,000 spectators came to Black Canyon to see President Franklin Roosevelt speak at the dedication ceremony for the project that was then known as Boulder Dam. Now known as Hoover Dam, this impressive structure has become a symbol of American ingenuity and of the changing American Southwest. [...]

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