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Hoover Dam Bypass, Las Vegas

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Drive the 5.6 km (3.5 m) Hoover Dam Bypass to see a massive concrete dam, travel the longest single-arch bridge in North America, and cross state lines. The highlight of the bypass is the Mike O’Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Standing 260 m (840 ft) above the Colorado River, the bridge is the second highest in the United States. It offers fantastic views of the Hoover Dam, a Depression-era engineering wonder, and Lake Mead. If you are interested in learning about the dam’s history, stop and take a tour. Park in one of the nearby lots if you would like to walk the bridge and take photos. Continue to the middle to see the state line marker. For free parking, cross to the Arizona side. Make Hoover Dam Bypass part of your personalized Las Vegas itinerary using our Las Vegas travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you have a few minutes this short uphill walk to the bypass and short walk on the bypass will give you a wonderful view of Hoover Dam. Parking and access is free. 
  • It's amazing to be able to visit a place so imposing as this think dam was built in the 60!! The site is a 30-minute Las Vegas (car) and has an excellent infrastructure for visitors with lots of free parking spaces or if you prefer, there are paid parking locations with valet and in the shade. There's a good café and gift shop, and if you want and are willing to spend a little bit more, have the visitor center with access to the Museum or schedule a tour. It is worth to stop at the Memorial Bridge Plaza that has a better view of the dam!!
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  • I loved the tour inside Hoover dam. That was great. Very knowledgeable guide! I wish I could remember his name. He was lovely. The photo we had taken inside and you can choose the background was great...  read more »
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