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Hoover Dam
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 Time Line

March 4, 1932:   The Bureau of Reclamation opens bids for the construction of Hoover Dam and Power Plant.
March 11, 1932:  The Bureau of Reclamation awards contract to Six Companies.

April 20.1932:  The Bureau of Reclamation gives contractor notice to proceed.

February 1, 1935:  Hoover Dam starts impounding water in Lake Mead.  

May 29, 1935:  Last concrete is placed in dam.

September 30, 1935:  President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates dam

In 1937:  The Bureau of Reclamation officially started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam and Power Plant. Annually more than 700,00 visitors take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. Located only 30-miles south east of Las Vegas on State Highway 93,

Hoover Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

It took less then 5 years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time.

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Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hoover Dam Visitor Center is an outstanding wealth of knowledge and fun awaiting visitors.  The 25-minute historic film about the construction of Hoover Dam is shown throughout the day.  For your convenience, a 400 passenger parking garage is adjacent to the Visitor Center.

Excellent guided tour of the dam and power plant is offered from:  8:45 A.M. to 5:45 P.M.

Admission Fees

Adults 17 to 61 - $8.00 ... Adults over 61 - $7.00
Kids 6 to 16 - $2.00 ... Kids under 6 - Free

Please Note:
The tour will take you near several hydroelectric generators, each capable of producing 133,000 kilowatts.   The electromagnetic frequencies emitted by the generators is not recommended for those use pacemakers or defibulators.

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