We drove for about 30 minutes and arrived at Hoover Dam first. This is the dam I always remember hearing and reading about. The great Hoover Dam. I love the architecture, it screams Art Deco!
I love the public works projects from the 1930's, they weren't just utilitarian, they really showcased true artistry. We seemed to have lost that in today's public works projects.
Look at the Winged Figures of the Republic. There are two of them and their wings are 30 feet high.
It is really a nice trip and the entire tour takes about an hour before heading to the Grand Canyon and definitely worth the stop.
Hoover Dam was a quick drive from Las Vegas, but the Grand Canyon was another 4 hours away and so worth the long drive!
Because we left a bit late we didn't arrive to the Grand Canyon until late afternoon, which meant the sun wasn't so strong and you could really see the layers that made up this grand natural site.
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