Posts tagged as: hoover dam

Father’s Day the Vegas way

Father’s Day the Vegas way

Step away from the grill, this will NOT be another typical day with your dad. Vegas has just about anything you could ever want to try, see, or eat. So on this Father’s Day, you should treat dad like the man he was before he had to change diapers and wipe regurgitated breakfast off his […]

Off-the-Strip fun for the whole family

Off-the-Strip fun for the whole family

Vegas is a lot like a zoo, filled to the brim with strutting exotic beauties, the supremely loud and sometimes ugly, and things that will just plain leave you scratching your head. Since we’ve spent all this time showing you what you actually can do with your kids in town, we thought we’d go a […]

10 movies that destroy Vegas

10 movies that destroy Vegas

Hollywood loves to demolish Sin City. Last weekend the movie “San Andreas” opened and shook up the box office, earning more than $113.2 million globally. It proves that audiences flock to see the apocalyptic, over-the-top destruction of well-known cities – like Vegas – caused by an alien invasion, natural disaster, zombies or science gone wrong. […]

Don’t be a scaredy-cat, take a helicopter to the Grand Canyon

Don’t be a scaredy-cat, take a helicopter to the Grand Canyon

Sure, you could sit on a bus for the better part of a day, listening to a screaming child a few rows ahead of you, breathing in the sweet tang of sewage every time the lavatory door swings open. That’s how most people get to the Grand Canyon. And why wouldn’t they? It’s cheaper, a […]

The Boulder Dam Hotel to mark its 80th birthday

The Boulder Dam Hotel to mark its 80th birthday

The Boulder Dam Hotel opened its doors with a two-day celebration on Dec. 15 – 16, 1933. The Colonial Revival hostelry is located at 1305 Arizona St. in Boulder City, near the town’s business district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the Boulder Dam Hotel is of great significance because it not […]

The best dam cameos in film

The best dam cameos in film

Just a short drive from Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is a tried and true national treasure attracting more than one million visitors a year. Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century and a National Historic Landmark, the Hoover Dam also makes a great backdrop for movies, television shows and commercials. “The dam represents lasting strength […]

Vegas Experts: An Inside Look at Hoover Dam

VEGAS.com Expert Aleza Freeman goes behind the scenes at one of the Top 10 construction achievements of the 20th Century, the Hoover Dam, and discusses this National Historic Landmark’s contributions to the environment and popular culture with Rose Davis of the Bureau of Reclamation.

Grand Canyon South Rim re-opens

Grand Canyon South Rim re-opens

Under a deal between state and federal governments, limited areas of national parks have re-opened including portions of the Grand Canyon. President Obama’s administration has OK’d the re-opening with the caveat that the states must pay for the operation of the parks. Arizona has agreed to pay $651,000 to re-open the Grand Canyon for seven […]

Grand Canyon West Rim, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are open, but other areas are closed

Grand Canyon West Rim, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are open, but other areas are closed

Update Oct. 14, 2013: The Grand Canyon South Rim, Zion and limited areas of other parks have re-opened. Read more here. Las Vegas is a fantasy land, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune from the realities of the government shutdown. In fact, Vegas is  home to several federal parks and recreation offerings, including Red Rock […]

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city where everything appears shiny and new — where old hotels regularly make way for megaresorts and implosions aren’t out of the ordinary (though it’s actually been more than five years since our last implosion — that’s like 35 in Vegas years). Believe it or not, this shimmering city does offer […]

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