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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 [...]

The 10 best places to snap photos in Vegas

The 10 best places to snap photos in Vegas

Do you want to impress your family and friends with unforgettable pictures from your trip to Las Vegas? You know they’re going to ask to see them! So here’s a list of 10 of the most iconic spots in and around the city. These are must-visit places that should be prominently featured in your photo [...]

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Innovation, craftsmanship and sustainability are key to the new performing arts center By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com A unique facility that boasts unrivaled presentation capabilities, The Smith Center is a showcase work of both architecture and art. The $470 million complex opening on March 10 is the result of a harmonious combination of structural and fine [...]

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 [...]

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