For those looking to escape some of the big casinos in Las Vegas and a tip is to make a trip to the Grand Canyon West, in the State of Arizona and spend before the famous Hoover Dam that stands in the way.
The distance between Vegas and the Hoover Dam is 48 km away and can be made in half an hour. It's all very well signposted, easy access and you can't lose.
Arriving at the dam you will find a covered parking but this is paid and costs $ 7. If you walk a little further you will find open and free parking.
The dam there is a Museum and a centre of tourism. In the guided tour you get off the elevator the equivalent of 24 floors to the turbines. Even if you don't get to see all the attractions, ida the dam is very worthwhile. Also has a cafeteria, restrooms and gift shop with souvenirs for sale.
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The dam was the scene of several famous movies such as Super Man and Turn. The latest "San Andreas", check out the trailer.